Due to the surge in demand for vehicles among the Indian public, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways launched an online based web portal to keep the record and track of all vehicles running across the country by providing a certain registration number to each vehicle. It includes other services too such as driving license, permit issuance, fitness certificate, road tax payment, and many other related services. The main aim behind developing this Parivahan web portal is to reduce the burden of paperwork and in-person visits to transport offices.


List of Benefits Offered by Parivahan

Hard copy documents are no longer needed after the inception of this Parivahan web portal and mobile app. One can present the digitized document to the authority while travelling on the road in any vehicle.

Apart from this, it has numerous other benefits too out of which some of them are listed below:

  1. Users can enroll themselves for a fresh driving license following the instructions provided in the software application. A passing mark is needed to crack the driving license examination.
  2. The specification of any particular vehicle can be easily checked by just entering the RC (Registration Number). This facility can be used by both registered and unregistered users.
  3. The Parivahan app also helps in finding out the nearest RTO office in the specified region.
  4. One can even book a driving test using the Parivahan app.
  5. The app even contains emergency numbers that can be dialled in case of any mishaps or accidents.
  6. One can check challan as well either by entering RC (Registration certificate) or DL (Driving license) numbers.
  7. Fancy number plate booking can be also done using this Parivahan app.

Steps to Check Bike Insurance Validity on Parivahan

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways created the Parivahan website and administered it centrally for the benefit of Indian citizens by storing information on all of the country's vehicles.

In order to check the status of two wheeler insurance on the Parivahan app, let’s follow the below mentioned steps:

  • Step 1: Access the official website of Parivahan which is
  • Step 2: Click on the “Information services” tab on the menu.
  • Step 3: Search for “Know Your Vehicle's” tab in the drop-down menu and select it.
  • Step 4: The Vahan NR e-services site appears in the browser window.
  • Step 5: To log in, one needs to enter a registered mobile number or create a totally new account.
  • Step 6: Enter the verification code and vehicle’s registration number after the login process.
  • Step 7: Lately choose the “Search Vehicle” option.
  • Step 8: All the details of the bike along with the expiry date of the policy gets displayed on the screen.

FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. How long does a bike insurance policy remain valid?

Most bike insurance policies have a validity time period of one year. However, in case of a new bike, the insurance plan is valid for 3 years as per the Motor Vehicle Act of 1988.

Q2. Can anyone get a bike insurance expiry date online even in case of a lost vehicle’s registration number?

Yes, one can check the expiry date of the bike insurance policy even if one doesn’t have the bike’s registration number. The only thing to do is visit the insurer’s website or mobile app. Access the account using the registered mobile number. One can even check their inbox for an email with the policy document featuring the expiry date. 

Q3. Is it possible to renew the bike insurance online after the expiry date?

Yes, one can renew the bike insurance online even after its expiry date. However, the insurer may insist on the inspection of the bike before renewing the policy.

Q4. When should a bike insurance renewal be done?

It is better to renew the bike insurance before the arrival of the expiry date for continuous insurance coverage. One should renew the policy at least 5 to 10 days before the expiry date.

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