Monday, 10 October 2011

AK-47 sells for Rs.3.10 lakh

It is the most recent number series launched in Chandigarh. The actual number reads 'CH01-AK-0047'. This AK 47 finally sold in an open auction for Rs.3.10 lakh touching a keep price of just Rs.10, 000! And it has nothing to do with the Kalashnikov automatic weapons.

A Punjab based religious sect Friday picked up the 'AK-47' as registration number for a luxury car. The idea of having the 'AK-47' for a high-end luxury car has again shown the Punjabi fetish for fancy numbers.

In fact, the same sect head also picked up the number 'AK-56', the code for another Kalashnikov series automatic weapon. This number however went for the reserve price of just Rs.10, 000.

The vehicle registration authorities in Chandigarh are having a good time in the last 6-7 years ever since the number auctions started. They have earned millions and car owners are happy too. Earlier, the VIP numbers were only available to influential people. Chandigarh has the distinction of having one of the highest densities of motor vehicles in the country. For a population of just over 1.05 million there are nearly 700,000 registered vehicles here.


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