The contractor assigned to print embossed number plates for vehicles to be registered in Nepal has stated that number plates can also be printed in Nepali. However, it wants Rs 7.7 crore more for the task.
The government is currently distributing vehicle registration plates in English, which is one of the reasons stakeholders and the general public are opposed to the government’s plan to make the new system mandatory.
Following the backlash, the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport recently decided on the language change.
In response to the government’s inquiry, the contractor, Tiger Decatur, has stated that printing the embossed number plates in Nepali is possible, but it will cost USD 6 million (roughly Rs 7.7 crore), according to a company official. The department chief, on the other hand, claims that the government has yet to receive an official response.
Nepal Government had a contract with a subsidiary of Tiger IT Bangladesh to install an embossed license plate that has camera-readable English digits and an embedded chip that allows GPS tracking. Decatur-Tiger IT, which is a joint venture of Tiger IT and Bangladesh and US company Decatur, was given a contract on 30 May 2016 to install embossed number plates on vehicles in Nepal in a deal worth $43.787 million.