Device to check fake license with embossed number plate, how does it work?

Kathmandu |  The government is going to use Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) to track embossed number plates of vehicles. In the first phase, the Department of Transport has informed that they are going to use the Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) to identify embossed from Thursday.

On Tuesday, Physical Infrastructure and Transport Minister Prakash Jwala handed over five RFIDs to the Nepal Police. Earlier, although the work of distributing embossed number plates went ahead, there was no machine to read the details on them.

In 2072, the government signed an agreement with Tiger Decatur for 2.5 million embossed number plates. In the agreement, it was mentioned that 10 RFID gates should be built and 100 RFID machines should be provided. Among the RFID devices received according to the same agreement, five devices have been handed over.

Uddhav Prasad Rizal, Director General of Transport Management Department informed that although there is an agreement to build 10 RFID gates across the country, three gates are being built in Kathmandu at the initial stage. According to him, the road to Nagadhunga, Mudkhubhanjyang and the gate construction is going on in Ekantakuna.

“Currently, there are three locations in Kathmandu where RFID gates are being constructed,” Rizal stated. “Since building gates in all locations would be expensive, an agreement was reached for 100 RFID machines that are easy to handle. In the first phase, the Nepal Police have been given five of these devices.”

After the RFID gate is constructed, the information of all the vehicles with embossed number plates that entered through the gate will reach the control room of the traffic police, the data centre of the department and other agencies. He said that it is possible to identify whether the vehicle is taxed or not, whether the number plate is a different vehicle, whether the vehicle tax has been paid or not, and whether the person driving the vehicle is the owner of the vehicle or not.

What is an RFID machine, and how does it work?

RFID is the short form of Radio Frequency Identification Device. This device has a mobile display on one side and a sensor for reading the RFID tag is placed on the other side. The department claims that the sensor will provide vehicle details up to 10 meters away.

In the case of two-wheelers, the RFID tag is affixed to the embossed number plate. Which is called a hard tag. Similarly, in the case of four-wheeled vehicles, the RFID tag is attached to the glass of the vehicle. The RFID gate or machine reads the tag on the same vehicle and provides the information to the relevant agency.

RFID machines are carried by the traffic police. They set the amount of information that the department will give them and create an account. To operate the device, first of all, the device must be turned on. After that, it should be kept for three minutes to turn on completely. And ensure that the device is connected to the Internet.

For that, it now has a simple SIM. Later, the department plans to have a machine-to-machine SIM. After making sure that the device is connected to the Internet, open the VPN application and connect to the VPN. Then, open the application named Everest and login with username and password.

After logging in, the device identifies the vehicle and provides its details when brought close to the vehicle with the embossed number plate attached. According to the department, what kind of information any account can get from there can be customized through the software.

Features of RFID machines and gates

  • Tracking the RFID tags on the vehicles on the road.

  • Monitoring the movement of vehicles.

  • Checking old and new vehicle details immediately.

  • Various agencies can monitor and control access.

  • If the suspect vehicle is placed on the watchlist, the RFID device will send a notification immediately.


Note: The dates used above are in Nepalese Bikram Sambad (BS)

Rabins Sharma Lamichhane

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