The Indian government’s move to make the Tricolour or the Indian flag popular has definitely gained some momentum. While it is legal to put the national flag on cars and private vehicles, it should be noted that the flags should be fixed as per the law, which most people miss. There is a better way to display the tricolour on your vehicle. Here is a Jaguar XF owner, who has done it and has spent a lot of money in the process.
“To make people aware of the campaign, I drove from Surat (Gujarat) to Delhi in my car in 2 days… we want to meet PM Modi & HM Amit Shah," said Sidharth Doshi pic.twitter.com/yC34603HaY
— ANI (@ANI) August 14, 2022
The owner of the car Siddharth Doshi is from Surat, Gujarat. He spent Rs 2 lakh to get his Jaguar XF wrapped in the national colours.
To make people aware of the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign, Siddharth Dhoshi also drove the car from his hometown in Gujarat to New Delhi. He covered the journey of 1,300 km in just two days.
Doshi was spotted around the Parliament with his co-passenger waring the Indian National Flag. While talking to ANI, he said that he wants to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah as well. We do not think that he has got permission to meet the politicians though.
Is wrapping illegal?
While changing the colour of the car is illegal in India, wrapping the car in colours different lies in a grey area. The Indian authorities have banned changing the colour of the vehicle. If one changes the colour, it has to be endorsed on the registration certificate. However, wraps do not change the colour of the vehicle permanently. That is why the wraps lie in a grey area.
The Indian authorities take modifications on vehicles quite seriously in recent times. While there is no law in the book that talks about wraps, there is a section that talks about changing the original colour of the vehicle. Changing the original or stock colour of the vehicle is illegal in India. However, the cops in most states and union territories do not stop vehicles with different coloured wraps. If you have any experience, do share that same with us.
To be on the safer side, it is better to stick to the stock colour while choosing the wrap for the vehicle. Or if you wish, you can ask the local authorities like the RTO about the rule and get the same in writing. Wraps sure are a way to unlock the true creative potential, if they are legal.
Changing the stock colour puts the cops in a tizzy. If the vehicle gets stolen and the cops put out an alert for the same, it is difficult for them to spot the vehicle if it looks different from the stock colour.