A few years ago, a company in the US started selling plates with their unique identification numbers.
The company claimed that by adding this number plate number to the plates issued by local police departments, the plates could be scanned for license plates and that the police could see that the person on the plate was a citizen of India.
It was an innovative idea and one that was being used in India.
However, in the years since, the Indian government has been pushing for a number plate system similar to that of the US.
Now, with the launch of a new license plate system in India, it seems that this idea may have been a pipe dream.
According to a recent report, Indian police have issued 4.56 million license plates since the start of the new license plates system.
Of these, only about 4.25 million have been issued since July 2017.
According the Indian police, in order to provide security to the population, Indian authorities are trying to create a system similar in nature to the US system.
The new system, known as National Identification Cards (NICs), are meant to provide a digital database of all the details of the individuals that are residing in India that is issued to the police.
In order to achieve this, Indian agencies are looking to the internet to collect the license plate data from different parts of the country and to create unique databases.
This, according to the Indian Express, would make it easier to track down the person behind the plate.
The system also needs to be able to keep track of the plates for as long as the police need it, said the report.
To date, the new system has been in use in the northern part of India and in the eastern part of the state of Maharashtra, and it is being implemented in the western part of that state.
The idea is to have the plate number from the police department and the plate from the private sector in the same database, allowing for the police to be in control of what the plates do and how they work.
According this report, the government has already spent over $1 billion to implement the new NIC system, which is costing the government a whopping $3.9 billion, but it is expected to be rolled out in the next two to three years.