Mon. Oct 19th, 2020
Mumbai Traffic

As the modern era is approaching, we see everything is getting easier and advanced for people to use smoothly. Technology is playing a vital and crucial role in contributing to this advancement. We see everything unique since the decade has started and ended rather more different than any other decade. We see modern consumer goods, cars, technology, social networks that pave way for us to get forward-looking approaches for even the very normal things of daily use. With this in mind, we can visibly notice the change on roads, traffic and the better way to cater to the traffic problems too. One of these solutions, to the key problem of not following the traffic rules, is E-Challan. Yes, it is the solution to the very basic problem of breaking the traffic rules and regulations and hence charging the fine through the internet.

It may seem pretty complicated, but believe me, it is not. It is one of the most required revolutions in the traffic division. The first and foremost thing that comes in every single mind is how to pay E-Challan, if it has become system generated and how to check it if it is actually imposed on us. All this will be covered in this article. So let’s start with how does E-Challan works.

What is E-Challan and how does it work?

The digital version of paper challan with the use of electronically efficient technology is E-Challan. It works along with the CCTV cameras and captures images of the one who breaks traffic rules and regulations. When the image is clicked and captured by the CCTV camera, an SMS is generated and sent to the defaulter with the description of his default or offense while driving their vehicle. After this, they are provided with 60 days, to pay the said fine via their website or in person. The E-Challan was first introduced by the Ministry of Road, Transport, and Highways of India.

How E-Challan got implemented in Mumbai?

Mumbai was one of the first cities to implement the E-Challan. Mumbai is the financial capital of our country and is a fast moving and one of the most populated cities in India. Hence, the traffic on roads is more than compared to other cities in India. With this challenge at hand, E-challan was the most necessary implementation of NORTH for getting automatically updated whenever an offender is noticed by the cameras.

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Who takes care of the Traffic E-Challan in Mumbai?

The traffic E-Challan is taken care of by Brihan Mumbai police or commonly known as Mumbai police. Traffic police in Mumbai is responsible for maintaining the rules and regulations and for the smooth functioning of the traffic on the road. The traffic police play a vital role in E-Challan as they see the entire process of checking the offenders to their fine payments whether online or in person.

How to pay E-Challan in Mumbai?

  1. Visit the Maharashtra traffic police official website of E-Challan Payment  https://mahatrafficechallan.gov.in/payechallan/PaymentService.htm
  2. Enter the vehicle number and the last 4 digits of the chassis number.
  3. Click Submit.
  4. You will be then redirected to a page, where fines will be displayed and an option for payment method will be there.
  5. You can make payments through debit or credit cards or mobile wallet apps.

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How to pay E-Challan in Mumbai through Parivahan website?

  1. Visit the website https://echallan.parivahan.gov.in/index/accused-challan
  2. Enter the Vehicle number or Challan number or Driving License number
  3. Click on “Get Details”
  4. You will be redirected to a new page that verifies the detail of your fine.
  5. Then, you can proceed with the payment of the fine.

How to check traffic fine and E-Challan status?

  1. Visit the website https://echallan.parivahan.gov.in/
  2. On the home page you will find an option called “Check Challan Status”, select it.
  3. You will be asked one of the details either Vehicle number, Challan number or Driving License number.
  4. Enter the “Captcha” and click on “Get Details”
  5. You will be redirected to a page that shows you all the traffic violation and the fine you owe to the traffic police department for your offense.
  6. Make the payment by selecting the suitable payment option.
  7. You will get a confirmation and a transaction ID after the payment is done.

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Also Read :- Delhi Traffic Police Challan

List of Mumbai police Challan:

OffensePenalty
Driving without LicenseRs.5000
Driving without a SeatbeltRs.1000
Driving an unauthorized vehicle that too without a licenseRs.5000
Driving even after being disqualified for licenseRs.10000
Driving without a helmetRs.1000
Driving when drunkRs.10000- 1st time and Rs.15000-2nd time/ 2 years of imprisonment
Driving an uninsured vehicleRs.2000-1st time and Rs.4000- 2nd time/ 3 months imprisonment
Going through a Red LightRs.1000
No PUC Copy while driving Rs.2000
Driving a bike, scooter or scooty with flip-flops or sandalsRs.1000
Jumping Red Light and driving dangerouslyRs.5000
Disobeying traffic police officerRs.2000
Not allowing an emergency vehicle to passRs.10000
Taking selfies while driving Rs.2000
Taking private car for commercial purposesRs.2000
Driving on the opposite side of one way roadRs.500
Driving with a defective number plateRs.500
Driving at night while using high beamRs.500
Parking the vehicle in an obstructive wayRs.500
Minor Driving Rs.25000/ 3 year imprisonment

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who takes the traffic fines in Mumbai?

The Traffic Police is authorized for collecting the traffic fines in Mumbai.

What is the fine for driving without seatbelt?

The fine for driving without seatbelt is Rs.1000 and for rare seat without seatbelt is Rs.1000

How do I check my traffic challan online in Maharashtra?

You can check traffic challan online in Maharashtra by vising this website https://mahatrafficechallan.gov.in/payechallan/PaymentService.htm

What is the penalty for Minor Driving?

The minor driving penalty is 25000 or 3 years of imprisonment while driving.

By Sakshi Srivastava

I am Sakshi Srivastava. I am pursuing Masters of Commerce from Amity University, Lucknow. I have completed my Bachelors in Commerce from Amity University, Lucknow as well.