LAHORE: The Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) in collaboration with the Excise, Taxation and Narcotics Control Department (ET&NCD) has launched a vehicle verification service in Punjab on Friday.
The service can be availed by sending the registration number of the vehicle through an SMS to 8785. A system generated response will provide ownership details of motor vehicles registered across Punjab.
Dr Umar Saif, the founding Vice Chancellor of Information Technology University (ITU), PITB chairman and advisor to the Punjab CM, in a message said that the joint efforts of the PITB and ET&NCD would facilitate people through smartphones to get authentic information online and without having to visit the respective department 24/7.
The service will prove to be extremely useful while performing all post-transactions like selling and purchasing of vehicle prior to any of such transaction and avoid false and fabricated information. The status of yearly token tax of the vehicle in real time, chassis number, engine number, make, model, registration date, purchase price, colour, owner’s name, owner’s father name and owner’s city can also be retrieved through the service.