The Department of Transport Management has forwarded the process of using Roman script in number plates of vehicles.

Despite huge protest against the use of Roman script in embossed number plates of vehicles, the Department stated that it had continued to issue Roman script in the embossed number plates of vehicles to lessen the economic burden.

Director at DoTM Ram Chandra Poudel said the process of having Roman script was forwarded also because the software and other devices were developed in English.

Concerned sides, including the Nepal Academy, had drawn the Department's attention to mention Devnagari script (Nepali language) in the embossed number plates of vehicles.

Earlier, the new number plates in English language were issued to two-wheelers from Gurjudhara Office.

A version of this article appears in the print on February 8, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.