Two-wheeler owners who go to register their vehicles at any Delhi RTO are being faced with a strange problem these days. The crisis at hand is two letters: E and X.
Two-wheelers are denoted by the letter ‘S’ in Delhi. Delhi number plates follow a convention: DL for Delhi followed by a number representing the district, followed by a letter for the type of vehicle, followed by 2 letters that denote the latest series, followed by 4 digit unique number in that series. So a typical number reads like this: DL 2 C AD 1234. DL for Delhi, 2 for East District, C for Car or S for two-wheelers, AD for the number series followed by the number.
So, the number plates for two-wheelers in Delhi these days have the letter ‘S’ followed by ‘EX’ on them. Such is the problem that families who have had the misfortune of getting one such number plate are being met with taunts and words like ‘besharam‘ (shameless).
DailyO spoke to one such family. The girl, who received the scooty as a gift from her father this Diwali, has still not been able to take it out for a ride. Reason: the number plate with ‘SEX’ on it. The family has knocked on the RTO’s door, only to be sent back. They went to the dealer, who had a rude response.
Source – India Today