Shimla: There is a lot of craze for scooty number plates in Himachal Pradesh. A mind-boggling bid of Rs 1.12 crore has been received online for a fancy registration number (VIP number- HP 99-9999) for a scooty at the Regional Transport Office, Kotkhai, in district. More than 26 people have applied for this number.
During the auction, The reserve price for the bid was Rs 1,000 and as many as 26 participants had bid for the number, officials of the transport department said.
So far, the highest bid is of Rs 1,12,15,500, received online, the officials said.
For the first time in the history of Himachal Pradesh, scooty owners are ready to buy numbers for the scooty number auction. On Thursday, online bids were invited by the department for special numbers for two-wheelers in Kotkhai, Shimla.
On the other hand, while expressing surprise at the bid of so much money for Scooty’s number, he said that if the bidder refused to buy the number later, he should be fined.