At the inaugural ‘Most Noble Numbers’ charity auction in Dubai, the number plate sold for a whopping 3.5 million dirhams (approximately Rs 70 crore) has become the third most expensive number plate in the world. Special car plate numbers and special mobile numbers were auctioned at a charity auction held in Dubai.
The massively expensive number plate was sold at the ‘Most Noble Numbers’ charity auction to support an Arab food campaign that provides food for those in need. Organized by Emirates Auctions in collaboration with the Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai (RTA), Etisalat and Du, the auction provided an additional 53 million meals to the needy.
Among the items sold at the auction was the Dubai car number plate ‘F55’, which sold for Dh4 million (over Rs 8.23 crore). Another car plate -V66 – also went for Dh4 million, while Y66 was sold for Dh3.8 million (over Rs 7.91 crore).
Earlier last year, a bid of Dh38 million (approximately Rs 79 crore) was placed for the single issue number AA9. The auction raised Dh53 million (approximately Rs 3 billion 35 crore) for ‘1 Billion Miles’.
A few days back, the owner of a Chandigarh-based Honda Activa spent over Rs 15 lakh to get himself a Super VIP ‘0001’ number plate. The audacious shopper has been identified as Brij Mohan, 42. He got this fancy number recently in an auction organized by Chandigarh Registration and Licensing Authority.
As per reports on the internet, the Chandigarh Registration and Licensing Authority put up 378 fancy registration numbers in the auction and earned Rs 1.5 crore. ‘CH01-CJ-0001’ was put up for auction at a base price of Rs 500,000 and was sold for Rs 15.44 lakh.
Brij Mohan has bought this number plate to reserve it for his future vehicle, which he plans to buy during Diwali 2022.
Recently, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced that the government would put ‘0001’ number plate on auction for common people to generate additional revenue for the state.
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