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Friday, April 27, 2012

By Shilpa Chopra

Are you willing to splurge Rs 10,00,000 for a VIP number?

Chandigarh, the city known for having highest number of vehicles in India, will soon be famous for yet another thing. Chandigarh residents not just have a penchant for buying cars but they are also minded to spend money to get VIP car registration numbers too.

Car owners are ready to spend Rs 10 lakh to get the VIP number for their new car. Recently a big shot from the city splurged Rs 905,001 for his lustrous new Mercedes Benz C Class.

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The amount of money spent on getting the VIP number can be used to buy a new luxury car easily, but still people are ready to spill out as much money as required to get a VIP number for their wagon. ‘0001’ is one of the most desirable numbers and people are ready to pay Rs 70,000 to Rs 10 lakhs for this number. A recent auction held at the RLA office was stretched until 10 p.m and over 800 people participated in it. People bid for numerous numbers including the VIP numbers. ‘0001’ was sold for Rs 201,000 for the government.

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In earlier times, VIP numbers were confined to the VIPs or important people, but now things have changed completely. Without thinking twice people are ready to pay huge chunk of money for desirable VIP number.One of the residents of the Chandigarh city, has crossed the mark of Rs 1 million to own the registration number of his choice.As we mentioned above, the city has the highest density of passenger vehicles in the country. The population of Chandigarh is a little more than one million and the number of vehicles present in the city is close to 650,000. This clearly depicts the ratio between the population and motor vehicles present in the city. Each year, around three to four new series of registration numbers is introduced in Chandigarh.

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