The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has introduced a system by which one can check the complete history of a car by sending an SMS to 7738299899, a helpline number. The helpline number can be used by the government authorities as well, who sometimes struggle to find the details of a particular car. The number combined with a new web-enabled application will be able to trace the history of the car from the date of the registration. The enforcement authorities can also use the app to check whether the licence, which they consider is of dubious origin, is genuine or not.
The SMS-based service and app were specifically developed by National Informatics Centre after the transport ministry received several complaints regarding the genuineness of used vehicles.