Shimla is the beautiful capital city of the picturesque state of Himachal Pradesh. Earlier the summer capital of the British in pre-independence India, mostly due to its pleasing climate and idyllic landscapes, today Shimla retains its old-world charm and elegance. Even though the laidback lifestyle of the past has been replaced by the fast-paced modern lifestyle, there is still lots to love in this little city that makes it the cultural, commercial, and educational epicenter of Himachal Pradesh.
The demand for two-wheelers in Shimla
The large majority of Shimla’s population is in the 16-45 age group. The lower age range is typically one where the majority of people become enamoured by bikes or two-wheelers. Whether it is an entry-level moped costing a few thousand rupees or a high-end adventure bike that costs lakhs, a two-wheeler is one of the most prized possession for people in Shimla. Getting up treacherous mountain trails is easier and far more fun when on a two-wheeler. There’s also nothing like a bike to beat the traffic and weave your way safely and quickly to your destination. Also, in times of rising fuel prices, two-wheelers will not make a dent in your pocket.
The popularity of VIP numbers for two-wheelers in Shimla
Today, people in Shimla are not content with just their two-wheelers, however loved they may be. They want something that will help them stand out from the crowd. Earlier, fitting a wide range of fancy accessories on the bike was the craze. Today, it has shifted to VIP or fancy numbers. This is because there’s nothing like a VIP number to scream your uniqueness out to the world. This number could be something that is chosen for fun or for a reason. Some of the major reasons that people have for choosing a fancy number is that it corresponds with the date of a special event in their lives. This could be anything from a birthday to an anniversary. Special numbers hold a special place in people’s lives also when it is thought to be a lucky number. This could have been ascertained after a numerological or astrological consultation.
VIP numbers and special fees
VIP numbers are split into different categories with different prices for each category. This has been published on the Himachal Pradesh Department of Transport’s website. Here are the VIP numbers and their special registration fee at a glance:
|VIP number||Special Fee|
|0001 - 0010 (reserved)||Rs.1 lakh|
|0011 to 0100||Rs.1 lakh|
|0101, 0111 0200, 0201, 0222, 0251 0300, 0303, 0333 0400, 0444 0500, 0501, 0505, 0555 0600, 0666 0700, 0777, 0786 0800, 0888 0900, 0999||Rs.25,000|
|1000, 1001, 1111 2000, 2001, 2222 3000, 3333 4000, 4444 5000, 5001, 5555 6000, 6666 7000, 7777 8000, 8888 9000, 9999||Rs.5,000|
Things to keep in mind before applying for VIP numbers for two-wheelers in Shimla
- The VIP numbers between 0001 and 0010 are reserved for government vehicles.
- All other numbers are alloted on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Address and contact details of RTO office, Shimla
The address and contact details of the RTO office in Shimla is given below:
Directorate of Transport, Parivahan Bhawan, Shimla HP - 171004
Email ID: email@example.com
Address and contact details of the Registering Licensing Authorities in Shimla
Shimla has two Registering Licensing Authorities. These are the details for the Shimla Urban and Shimla Rural centres.
|Office Name||OLA Code||Address||Telephone||Email ID|
|Shimla Urban||HP-03||Sub Divisional Officer C, Shimla - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Shimla Rural||HP-51||Sub Divisional Officer C, Shimla - email@example.com|