E-Challan: Check Traffic Challan Status & Pay Fines Online

In the present scenario, everything is available online whether it is shopping, payments or banking, then why not punish for violating traffic rules. Jokes apart, yes you read it right, the fines can be paid online. How & why that we will discuss in this article in detail. While we are driving, many times we see people violating traffic rules but not caught by the eye of traffic police because of lesser manpower or insufficient technology & the person who does it think that he is intelligent enough to fool the traffic man.

To make these kinds of people civilized, the government has introduced the New Motor Vehicles Act of 2019 in which new technology has been introduced with more penalties. All this has been done to increase road safety as well as making the people understand the value of punishment & fines. For the purpose of increasing road safety as well as decreasing the amount of corruption, ITMS has been adopted i.e. Intelligence Traffic Management System which is helpful in monitoring the traffic.

Traffic E-Challan rules have already been activated in some larger cities and states such as Delhi, Maharashtra, Haryana, Punjab, Gujrat, HP, J&K, Tamil Nadu & Rajasthan, etc. There are two web portals that are associated with such government E-Challans system – Vahan&Sarthi. With the help of these two web portals, it is easier to make challan payments as well as check the status of Challan.

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What is Traffic E-Challan

Normally, what happens is whenever any citizen breaks any traffic rule such as crossing red light or over speeding, he is given a ticket which is called manual challan but in large cities where the traffic is more, it is not possible to keep an eye on all the traffic violators, so the people can escape easily.  But, MORTH i.e. Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has solved this problem by introducing traffic E-Challan i.e. Traffic challan in electronic form.

The (ITMS) Intelligence Traffic Management System can be adopted by traffic man to issue traffic Challan. The main benefit which can be observed by this system is the transparency in paying the traffic fines which are collected directly in the RTO account. The traffic violators cannot just leave after paying a fraction of the fine to traffic personnel. Because of this, it has certainly reduced the amount of corruption as well.

How Does an E-Challan work

The E-challan is issued against those uncivilized drivers who break the traffic rules by crossing the red light, over speeding, drunk driving, driving the two-wheelers without a helmet, or driving the four-wheeler without a seat belt. The traffic personnel can issue the E-Challan in two ways – Either by pulling the vehicle manually for violation of rules or the traffic violations can be detected by traffic surveillance cameras or by handheld speed guns.

If the E-challan is issued to any owner of the vehicle, he has to visit the official website of RTO which is designated for E-challan payments such as Vahan&Sarthi. People can pay online E-Challan payments by debit card, credit card, or net banking without visiting the RTO office personally. The rule violator has to pay the E-Challan to avoid legal action & further stiff challan penalties.

Steps to make payment via E-Challan Online Method

Everyone is aware of the traffic rules but still commits mistakes resulting in the payment of heavy challans. Now to make the payment of the traffic challan easier, the government has started E traffic challan systems. So, whenever you make any mistake that is against the road safety rules such as jumping the red light, parking in the prohibited area, over speeding, or driving without a seat belt.

Just be ready to receive the E-challan on the registered mobile number or residential address. After the issuing of challan, you will get 60 days to pay the challan via the online method by credit card, debit card, or net banking. It is always advisable to pay the challan as soon as possible otherwise you have to pay the heavy penalty. Let us discuss the steps of the E-challan payment in detail –

How to Make e Challan Payment Online

  1. Visit the official website

    Open your web browser and enter the official website :  https://echallan.parivahan.gov.in

  2. Search for E-Challan by using challan number, driving license number & Vehicle number

    As the applicant opens the website a window will open asking for challan number, driving license number & Vehicle number. The applicant needs to write all the details in the space provided & then click on the “Get Detail” tab.

  3. Check the Status by using Get Detail option

    The challan status of the applicant will be visible on the screen. The applicant needs to click on the pay now option under the payment column.

  4. Pay Now

    As you click on the “pay now” button, the various options of the payment will be shown. The applicant can choose among credit card, debit card, or net banking options. As the payment is completed, the applicant will receive a confirmation message on the registered mobile number along with the transaction ID.

You need to store that message for future purpose. How to Check E-Challan Status online – If by mistake, the person has deleted the message sent by RTO, don’t be panicked, you can still check the challan status by following the below listed steps.

How to Check E-Challan Status

  • The 1st step is to visit the website of www.parivahan.gov.in & click on the challan status tab.
  • As the challan status is clicked, a new page will be opened asking for a vehicle number & driving license number.
  • As you fill in all the desired information and if there is no challan found against you, the “challan not found” dialogue box will be shown on your screen.
  • In case you have violated any traffic rules, the payment option row will open in front of you. You will make the payment there and then avoid any late payment charges.

Many people think these E-Challans are burdens but these help the citizens to feel safer on roads as because of the fear of challans people tend to follow the traffic rules wholeheartedly. The people cannot even think of escaping the law as if the challans are not paid on time, further legal actions can be taken against the uncivilized traffic rule violations. hence, it is the duty of all the citizens to follow the traffic rules for the safety of others as well as themselves. 

  1. How can I check my traffic challan?

    Everyone can check your Traffic challan details by using challan number, driving license number & Vehicle number as per above steps

  2. How can I check my Challan online?

    Visit the https://echallan.parivahan.gov.in portal to check your traffic challan status online, some of regional traffic police websites also provide the service and its available based on your region

  3. How can I check my traffic challan in Hyderabad?

    The Telangana Traffic Challan website of echallan.tspolice.gov.in can provide the status of Hyderabad Traffic Challan status along with https://parivahan.gov.in portal

  4. How can I pay my pending challan?

    Sech the Challan details by using your vehicle details, than select the appeared challan yo pay online using various payment gateways through debit card, credit card, net banking, and etc

  5. What happens if traffic Challan not paid?

    A Police officer visit the registered address and requested to clear the fine. In case of refuses, the per need to face further actions as per rules. like refer to attend the court session and to pay the e-challan