You can now get any vehicle's details from RTO.

Just SMS, BTIS RTO followed by registration no. (Example: BTIS RTO KA02EB8171) to 52225 (Airtel subscribers only).

UPDATE: The same information is also now available from http://www.btis.in/rto

This will be very useful in hit & run cases. Pass it on to as many people you know This works well for Karnataka (KA) registered vehicles.

SMS charge will be Rs.3.

Note- It still returns old owner name incase car is sold


News Sources

DECCAN CHRONICLE

Bengaluru, May 15: Transport commissioner Bhaskar Rao has allayed fears that the SMS service being offered by the RTO to track hit-and-run offenders will instead prove to be a blessing in disguise for those keen on ‘tracking’ girls.

The service was launched by the RTO on Thursday to help citizens with details of vehicles involved in hit-and- run cases. Fears were expressed that it would help in conveying personal details especially pertaining to girls.

Anyone can obtain the information on a vehicle owner by sending the registration number to 56006. Within seconds, the name of the vehicle owner and the contact address will be displayed on the SMS sender’s mobile screen helping the public to lodge a police complaint. What is worrying many is the fact that this information could also be easily obtained by a mischief monger.

But Mr Rao brushed aside the fear of the information being misused. He said that only the name of the vehicle owner, the engine number and the chassis number will be provided while replying to the SMS sent to 56006.
“To check how effective the SMS system is, all details of vehicles are being provided for another 10 days. Later, limited information will be provided to the sender and the public need not fret over this,” he said.
The SMS facility was announced by transport minister R. Ashok.
Details of 16 lakh vehicles (registration numbers starting with KA-01, KA-02, KA-03, KA-04 and KA-05) have been stored in the database.
The details of around 70 lakh vehicles will be uploaded in the next eight months. The information on all vehicles which were registered before February 15 has already been uploaded. Vehicles with registration numbers up to KA – 55 will be added shortly, Mr Rao said.
Similarly, the insurance details of all vehicles will be made available. This will help bring insurance fee evaders under the tax net, said Mr Rao.
“After 10 days, those who wish to obtain full information of a particular vehicle can do so it from our official website by providing their e-mail id,” Mr Rao added.

Indian Express

The State Transport Department is going the e-governance way. Not only has it computerised information on vehicles registered in Bangalore RTOs, it is now thinking of launching an SMS service that can get you information on motor vehicles through your mobiles.

This information will include the vehicle registration number, name & address of the registered owner, engine & chassis numbers of vehicles that are registered.
However, the department is still trying to reach a decision as to whether this information can be let out to the general public or only to the RTO officials and the police.
As of now, the operations have been tested out successfully on a pilot basis. To start with, out of 55 Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) in Karnataka,one can get info of vehicles that are registered in Bangalore RTOs where computerisation is completed-- that is from KA- 01 to KA-05.
Official sources in the Transport Department confirmed the Express that the information of 16 lakh vehicles have already uploaded.
“The vehicle database updated or created by the respective RTOs up to January 2009 has been uploaded and the five per cent error margin will be rectified soon.
However, the mobile SMS service number and users accessibility are yet to be finalised by the department as the business module is being worked out with the service providers,’’ the source informed.
How to use it?
One can type RTO-space-KA- 05-M-followed by the number and send it to a five-digit number from the mobile phone. Each SMS will cost about Rs 3.
“If a service provider charges less than Rs 3 per SMS for this particular service, then we may tie-up with them,’’ the official said.
Accessibility
The department is still figuring out whether the information should be accessible to the general public due to fear of misuse. “The department is also thinking of giving limited access for this service to Transport Department and Police Department for enforcement purposes,’’ the source added. In Delhi, the access has been restricted to RTO officials and the police personnel.
The department was considering the inclusion of vehicle technical details like vehicle maker’s name & classification, month & year of manufacture, details of tax paid and fitness certification, which can accessed by the general public if not the earlier-said information.
“e-governance benefits should reach the people, which is the ultimate purpose of an e-governance. The mobile SMS service will be hassle-free and time saving.
The police or the public need not to go from pillar-to-post in RTOs to get vehicle information,’’ the official said.

62 Comments

Anonymous said... @ September 3, 2009 at 10:00 PM

does it work?

Admin said... @ September 4, 2009 at 5:00 PM

Yesm we have tested it. Give it a try.

Bala said... @ November 23, 2009 at 1:00 PM

Hi I was tested by giving my number , But i am getting invalid number.. what should i need to do for this???please let me kniow the details..

Anonymous said... @ December 3, 2009 at 5:13 PM

Does ur operator allow sms to this number..

Anonymous said... @ December 26, 2009 at 10:44 AM

i never got a reply back!!!

Anonymous said... @ December 28, 2009 at 9:08 AM

Hi, This service was even announced in newspapers

May be they have discontinued this...

prashanth said... @ March 13, 2010 at 2:26 PM

i have tried doing it for my no but am getting a error message continuously for 3 times

achuthreddy said... @ March 15, 2010 at 11:09 AM

Yes It works

sms to 56006

Msg - RTO space vehicle number (without space)

Ex : RTO KA05MH1234

Anonymous said... @ March 21, 2010 at 9:15 AM

itried it dint work. pls help........

Anonymous said... @ April 21, 2010 at 10:22 AM

it works but it gives al, the vehicle details of the car..

Mr.Lonely said... @ April 25, 2010 at 12:34 AM

Hey Guys it's not at all working Can anybody help me please..........

Anonymous said... @ June 5, 2010 at 1:11 AM

pls somebody help me
i
want details of ka-35-m-5707

Shiv said... @ July 7, 2010 at 2:57 PM

Can any body tell me if this is still working? I tried but didn't receive any information. I want the details of KA03P1906

UmamaheswaraReddy said... @ July 31, 2010 at 11:55 PM

Yes it is working..really it is good.

Anonymous said... @ September 15, 2010 at 8:02 PM

i have 3 vehicles, but m geting only 2 vehicle details. ?????

Anonymous said... @ September 15, 2010 at 8:02 PM

i have 3 vehicles, but m geting only 2 vehicle details. ?????

Anonymous said... @ September 16, 2010 at 4:36 PM

s,it is working but i need complete details

karthik said... @ September 16, 2010 at 4:40 PM

pls some one help me i need address of ka-05-md-490

Anonymous said... @ September 19, 2010 at 4:15 PM

Hi,

i have taken a car from the owner,the deal was closed in hurry and i had paid the enire amount through cash.Now when i check the papers i suspected something so checked through messaging to 56006 the onner name and details.Felt relaxed till tomorow , so that i can go to RTO and get the formality done.

Anonymous said... @ November 6, 2010 at 6:41 PM

works fine.
The sms service has shown all my vehicle with the correct info. Great service, though the info can be used for wrong purposes too.

Anonymous said... @ December 7, 2010 at 1:18 PM

I am wanting to purchase a bike which is a Manipuri reg. i would like to have information if the bike is stolen as the person who wants to sell the bike doesnt have a completed form 28 & 29 showing that he is the legal owner of the bike .. plz help

Anonymous said... @ December 19, 2010 at 10:13 AM

I had sold my car 4 years ago. But my name is still shown against vehicle number

sam said... @ February 10, 2011 at 8:39 AM

IT;s really good n it works, jus type it correctly guys :-)

boss said... @ March 11, 2011 at 3:58 PM

I sent the sms and received the reply mentioning the correct owners name, but a different vehicle make.
This vehicle of mine was stolen 2 years back and I doubt somethings wrong somewhere. Can someone help me please. Please reply to pius929@gmail.com

Thanks

Bandha said... @ May 17, 2011 at 4:07 PM

Use this Website for Checking Vehicle Registration Name and Regarding fines. http://www.btis.in/rto

Bandha said... @ May 17, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Use this website for checking vehicle owner verification and fines
http://www.btis.in/rto

It will just show u first owner it is not updated by other RTO.s
else go to the RTO where the purchaser is located get the B Extract from the RTo

Sometimes it so happens that the bike is transferred between RTOs but the original ownership does not change. I had a bike(KA03 - Indiranagar) that I sold, and then on BTIS - Bangalore Transport Information System (http://www.btis.in/rto) I found it still belonged in my name. Actually it was transferred to the Yeshwantpur RTO ( KA-04) but the RTO records were still not updated. Initially I too thought that the vehicle had not been transferred. Even now a fine on the bike may appear in my name.

Try contacting the person and find out if he has done the transfer. Another way is to get a "B-ledger extract"(containing vehicle ownership details - I got this from the KA-04 RTO for my bike) from the RTO in his jurisdiction - you have his old address so you should know which RTO it falls under.

The RC cannot be cancelled.

Bandha said... @ May 17, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Use this website for checking vehicle owner verification and fines
http://www.btis.in/rto

It will just show u first owner it is not updated by other RTO.s
else go to the RTO where the purchaser is located get the B Extract from the RTo

Sometimes it so happens that the bike is transferred between RTOs but the original ownership does not change. I had a bike(KA03 - Indiranagar) that I sold, and then on BTIS - Bangalore Transport Information System (http://www.btis.in/rto) I found it still belonged in my name. Actually it was transferred to the Yeshwantpur RTO ( KA-04) but the RTO records were still not updated. Initially I too thought that the vehicle had not been transferred. Even now a fine on the bike may appear in my name.

Try contacting the person and find out if he has done the transfer. Another way is to get a "B-ledger extract"(containing vehicle ownership details - I got this from the KA-04 RTO for my bike) from the RTO in his jurisdiction - you have his old address so you should know which RTO it falls under.

The RC cannot be cancelled.

asif said... @ June 11, 2011 at 11:20 AM

Hi everyone,

I would be thankful if someone help me on this. I had changed my bike chassis 2 years back and I had print chassis number from shivaji nagar. Now, I am trying to sell my bike but people are saying it can not transfer. Because, If I change chassis number I will have to make an entry in RC book from RTO regarding chassis change. And I need to produce new chassis bill to RTO. But I dont have bill now as I changed my chassis 2 years back. Can anyone suggest on this? thanks.

asif said... @ June 11, 2011 at 11:23 AM

Hi everyone,

I would be thankful if someone help me on this. I had changed my bike chassis 2 years back and I had print chassis number from shivaji nagar. Now, I am trying to sell my bike but people are saying it can not transfer. Because, If I change chassis number I will have to make an entry in RC book from RTO regarding chassis change. And I need to produce new chassis bill to RTO. But I dont have bill now as I changed my chassis 2 years back. Can anyone suggest on this? thanks.

r said... @ June 15, 2011 at 10:05 AM

Ihave sent a massage to rto with the vehical number but i didnot got the reply. why

srihari said... @ June 21, 2011 at 10:58 AM

Hi I was tested by giving my number , But i am getting invalid number.. what should i need to do for this???please let me kniow the details..

Anonymous said... @ June 23, 2011 at 9:29 PM

yeah plz temme how 2 find out address thru vehicle nos, sum morons messed up wid me n ran away.. i wanna kick them literally.. plz do help 2 trace thier address n vehicle nos in KA05 ER661

Vinay said... @ July 3, 2011 at 6:47 PM

This is working or not working?
I am tried more than 3 times but i got the message invalid registration number but it is not working i think it is working please reply

Manjunath said... @ July 4, 2011 at 11:39 AM

hi,
the above informaton given very good and really workin thank you vey much
Manjunath.S

prathapgowda said... @ July 7, 2011 at 4:25 PM

it is really safe in publishing adress..

Anonymous said... @ August 8, 2011 at 3:10 PM

Hey Guys ! It works ....i got my car details.

Take care to send the sms in right format

Just SMS, RTO followed by registration no.
(Example: RTO KA-05-MR-7678) to 56006.

rana said... @ August 16, 2011 at 8:43 PM

can anybody send me the details of KA05MA957 please. This third rated bastard had hit my car and abused me to the neck and ran away. the traffic police was just looking at him like a pillar. Had to go to police station and give an FIR. The 56006 service does not work. can anybody trace this motherless asshole?

Rashu said... @ September 13, 2011 at 4:56 PM

i need the contact number of KA 50 M 5486 vehicle if any one knows pls let me know how to trace out or any info pls mail to below mentioned ID saraswathister@gmail.com or rashuachu@gmail.com

tds said... @ October 20, 2011 at 9:15 AM

Hi I was tested by giving my number , But i am getting The Vehcile No is wrong what should i need to do for this???please let me kniow the details..

Anonymous said... @ November 2, 2011 at 4:38 PM

How to get Two Wheeler details?

Anonymous said... @ November 22, 2011 at 2:09 PM

shows old owners name.how to update it?

Anonymous said... @ November 28, 2011 at 8:47 PM

will it work

Anonymous said... @ December 18, 2011 at 7:47 PM

http://www.btis.in/rto

KA05MA957

Owner Name : DR. SITA S. BHATT
Engine No : 2M
Chasis No : majaXXMRTA
Make : FORD IKON
Company : FORD INDIA LIMITED
Engine Capacity : 1299 cc

Anonymous said... @ February 18, 2012 at 3:28 PM

how to search vehicle number

Manju said... @ April 13, 2012 at 12:08 AM

I am looking for a used car and in the process I have been trying to get from 56006 details of some cars to verify if the seller really is the registered owner of the car in question. This has not been working for me in the recent past for over two weeks now though I had earlier used it and it was working well giving owners name, Make, Engine number & Chassis number Etc.

Anonymous said... @ April 29, 2012 at 6:56 PM

it doesn giv a reply... i wanted to check a vehicle s registration as i suspect him in chain snatching... i even lodged an fir but its of no use...

sreejaya said... @ May 23, 2012 at 10:39 AM

i need the contact number of KA 05 5274 (Black&yello Auto) vehicle if any one knows pls let me know how to trace out or any info pls mail to below mentioned ID saraswathister@gmail.com or rashuachu@gmail.com

Anonymous said... @ June 13, 2012 at 11:15 AM

No use .. just it was time waste

IIG - Indian Internet Guru said... @ June 25, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Friends,
The number and SMS format has changed... Please refer to the updated blog post above...

Raj Kumar said... @ June 5, 2013 at 11:52 AM

The reply msg "no keywords found"

Raj Kumar said... @ June 5, 2013 at 11:53 AM

The reply msg says "No keyword found"

GANDHI said... @ August 8, 2013 at 10:21 AM

I got the details of a guy hit and went. he came in opposite side, KA01ED6405

GANDHI said... @ August 8, 2013 at 10:23 AM

I got the details of the guy who hit and went, he came in opposite direction in KR Puram. KA01 ED6405

GANDHI said... @ August 8, 2013 at 10:24 AM

I got the details of the guy who hit and went, he came in opposite direction in KR Puram. KA01 ED6405

GANDHI said... @ August 8, 2013 at 10:25 AM

I got the details of the guy who hit and went, he came in opposite direction in KR Puram. KA01 ED6405

GANDHI said... @ August 8, 2013 at 10:27 AM

I got the details of the guy who hit and went, he came in opposite direction in KR Puram. KA01 ED6405

Anonymous said... @ August 15, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Vehicle No -ka51eb6863
State -Karnataka
City -Hosur Road, Bannerghatta, Bangalore district
Checking Vehicle Registration Name and Regarding fines .Please reply topradeep.bs129@gmail.com

Jithesh Ramaiah said... @ September 1, 2013 at 2:01 AM

Hey guys theres one bike parked near my place, its been parked their frm a month or two. But i dnt knw whose the bike owner, and i strongly feel tat it doesnt belong to anyone in my meoghbourhod. I am intrested in picking up that bike, i went to bangalore one they gave me the details but i was not provided with the ownes address. How do i get in contact with the owner?

SCAM 52225 56006 RTO SMS SCAM said... @ September 4, 2013 at 3:40 PM

This is a ripoff now. I dont know who owns the number. DO NOT USE. IT IS A SCAM - Instead of simply taking this number out SOMEONE is MAKING A LOT OF MONEY THROUGH A FRAUD as this service does not exist now. It used to work earlier, now the SERVICE HAS BEEN CLOSED DOWN BUT IT STILL CHARGES YOU RUPEES 3 TO REPLY WITH GARBAGE. WATCH OUT!!!!!

Anonymous said... @ October 28, 2013 at 1:21 PM

Folks, don't try this... this is just misleading and doesn't work at all.

ravikumar.n said... @ October 29, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Ka505075

Anonymous said... @ November 2, 2013 at 2:17 PM

I am trying to buy a car from the existing owner, but when I look up the details in BTIS, it does not return any matches for that number. I know that the car is currently on lease, so is it that Leased cars are not available on this system, or is it that there is some other issue with the car.

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