The Punjab government launched universal number plates last year across the whole province. These number plates were allotted to thousands of vehicle owners in an online auction. This initiative enabled the public to get the universal number plates online from the comfort of their home. Meanwhile, the Punjab Excise Taxation and Narcotics Control (ET&NC) Department hosted the e-auction ceremony to allot universal number plates to the general public.
Universal Number Plates Online Auction 2021
The auction for universal number plates is back again for the year 2021. If you want to start with the bidding process, you are right in time. The good news is that the auction has just started this week.
Universal Number Plates Online Bidding Schedule
We have got you covered with the bidding schedule of universal number plates online auction 2021. Online registrations are open on the e-auction portal on the Punjab ET&NC Department’s official website. Biddings for universal number plates will start from today (3rd March 2021) and will continue for a month. Here are the complete details of the registration and bidding schedule for different number plate series.
Benefits of Universal Number Plate
Previously, the number plate series used in the cities of Punjab represented the local identity (LEA, LEN, etc.). To ensure a universal status on all the registration plates used across the country, PITB collaborated with Punjab Excise and Taxation Department. As a result of this collaboration, they made a decision of introducing universal number plates across the province.
This step helped to shift the trend of the number plates from city-centric to province-centric. Moreover, vehicle owners no longer need to visit the regional ET&NC branches for the vehicle registration process. They can get a universal number plate from any ET&NC branch in Punjab.
Furthermore, the introduction of these number plates also put an end to the resale value conflict of cars in Punjab. Cars with Lahore number plates used to have a higher resale value compared to cars from other cities. Now, with universal number plates for the whole province, all cars have equal resale value. While this may all be true, you can start your bidding today for your very own universal number plates.