Noida residents have given the thumbs down to VAHAN, the software solution from the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, that makes details of all registered vehicles in India online. As per this service, a simple SMS of a vehicle's registration number to 7738299899 will immediately fetch the name of the vehicle owner and the place of its registration.
However, Noida residents say this is not enough. "VAHAN doesn't provide details like the address of the owner. So, the service will not really work," says Rajeev Garg, Secretary of Sector 27, Noida. President of Sector 15 RWA, Sumer Singh also echoes the sentiment. "In absence of an address, this service is of limited use," he says.
Police officials admit that the service has its limitations. But, they say, it will help in knowing details of second hand vehicles, especially in cases where the new owner hasn't got the vehicle transferred on his/her name.