Delhi Police SMS Service

The Delhi police launched an sms service a few days go whereby citizens could send an sms to the number and the automated reply would include any pending offences which one could then proceed to clear up.

I tried the sms service. Simply SMS N (space) Car Registration number to 50100. I got a prompt revert indicating that i had no pending dues etc. It sounds simple , yes, but i use a lot of caution when dealing with any government department in the country and am unable to fully believe the sms. Not to say that i have offences pending, but a service like this just seems to be too good.

One can also visit the Delhi police website and do a search with the registration number. At least thats what reporters, who covered the story and did the write up, said. And if you ask me i think neither of them actually did their homework. I spent 20 minutes on the site yesterday and was unable to find any section on the site where i could search. Its either not there or so well hidden that only the webmaster knows it exact location. Currently the site is not even opening !

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