Imagine a scenario where a vehicle wrongfully cuts you off on the road, or is a part of a hit and run incident, that involves your vehicle as well. Or you are willing to purchase a second hand vehicle from a relatively unknown seller. In all the cases mentioned, you would want to get to know the details of the vehicle and its owner as soon as possible. So, with the registration number of the vehicle in hand, you would turn up at your Regional Transport Office and start the extensive and long drawn out procedure to procure all the RTO vehicle information. With the advent of digitisation, the transport ministry of India has shifted their database and operations online, so as to help people save time and effort. And the Parivahan Sewa, the online portal by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), is a true testament to that.
With the help of the Parivahan Sewa online portal, citizens of India can easily retrieve all vehicle information by simply putting in the vehicle’s registration number online. It’s not just vehicle details that you can obtain on this portal. On Parivahan Sewa, people can also get to know their e-challan status, check the blacklist details of vehicles and also apply for and renew their vehicular documents with a few simple clicks. The Parivahan Sewa portal is crucial whether you want to keep your documents updated, renewed or pay your pending dues. Moreover, when you are about to purchase a pre-owned vehicle, it is important that you do a background check with the help of the Parivahan portal and see if the vehicle has any pending dues against it, or is blacklisted in certain states, and if the vehicle actually belongs to the person who is selling it to you.
It is very simple to use the Parivahan Sewa portal. You can opt for vehicle registration services or driving license related services. If you wish to know vehicle registration information through the Parivahan Sewa portal, you will be redirected to the vahan.nic.in web page, where you need to follow the steps mentioned below:
Step 1: Click on the ‘Know Your Vehicle Details’ section.
Step 2: You will then be prompted to enter the vehicle number.
Step 3: You need to enter the verification code or the captcha as mentioned on the page.
Step 4: Click on Search Vehicle.
You will then get to see all information related to the vehicle number you have entered. As per the government’s data, you will get to see the following vehicle information:
- Registration date
- Owner’s name
- Chassis Number
- Engine Number
- Vehicle Class
- Fuel Type
- Maker and Model details
- Fitness duration
- Insurance expiration date
- Emission norms
- RC status
- Motor Vehicle Tax validity
- Name of the financier
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has gone a step ahead to make this procedure even simpler. You can now bypass logging in online to check vehicle details. You can also obtain this information via SMS. Simply send VAHAN <space> vehicle registration number to 7738299899. You will then receive all details about the vehicle via SMS.