Delhi, one of the busiest cities of India, filled with vehicles, food carts, spice stalls, vibrant bazaars has always been in motion, road full of people and tourists all over the city. Due to its operational nature a lot of people get employed here which leads to overpopulation in the city. Then the overpopulation gradually leads to a greater number of vehicles, hence the accidents and incidents related to roads and driving.
Although the police department is working with great efforts by focusing on traffic rules for the safety of each and every individual, then too people seldom make mistakes of breaking these rules at their own risk. For proper implementation of laws and fines proposed for breaking them, Police is doing a wonderful job in this technology driven world by generating Challans online, also referred to as E-Challans, but it is yet to be understood and appreciated by people.
What is E-Challan?
E-Challan was introduced by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways of India. It is a Digital or electronic form of challan which is generated when an individual comes into conflict with the driving laws. E-Challan works in coordination with CCTV cameras, installed across the country to catch the lawbreaker.
Also read :- New Motor Vehicle Act 2019
How does E-Challan work?
Let’s understand this in an easiest way possible. The E-Challan is issued when the offender is recorded on the CCTV camera and the police then sends an SMS related to the incidence in detail to the offender on the registered mobile number on which the vehicle is registered. Now, the offender gets 60 days to pay the fine and get over with it or after the stipulated duration the police can reach out physically to pay the fine.
How to check your E-Challan issues on your vehicle?
Step 1: Visit the given website https://echallan.parivahan.gov.in/index/accused-challan;
Step 2: On the Home page you will find a column for Challan Details, enter your details in the box such as Challan Number or Vehicle Number or DL Number (Driving License Number);
Step 3: Enter the mentioned Captcha there and click on the “Get Details”;
Step 4: If no Challan is found, that will appear in the details. But if found, it will appear under Challan Status.
Step 5: All the e-challan will be displayed on that screen with fine and you can pay them only using the payment link with respect to the challan.
Step 6: If there is no payment link with respect to challan then you have wait for sometime or if under payment column there is option of virtual court the you have wait for sometime or a SMS will be sent on the registered mobile number to notify about the payment .
How to pay your E-Challan Online or Offline?
Pay Challan online
For Online mode of payment there are few steps more after the above-mentioned one.
Step 1: After the Challan Status, in the end you will find an option called “Pay Now”. Click on the option.
Step 2: Select the payment method, choose Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking option.
Step 3: Provide the necessary details and make the payment.
Step 4: You will receive a message on your registered number stating that the transaction is successful and mentioning the Transaction ID. Save the Transaction ID for future reference.
Pay Challan Offline
To pay challan offline you can visit your nearest Police Station and Pay your fine there. A Demand Draft, Cheque, pay order, Money order anything can be posted to Delhi Traffic Police Headquarters. Also, you can pay then and there to any officer of Delhi Traffic Police who is having an E-Challan machine..
Also Read :- RTO Charges In Delhi
How to pay your Traffic Challan online in Delhi?
Step 1: Go to the official website of Delhi Traffic Police https://delhitrafficpolice.nic.in/;
Step 2: Click on “Notice” as shown below in the picture;
Step 3: Then click on “Pending Notices”;
Step 4: Enter your Vehicle Number or Notice Number, any one of them;
Step 5: Click on Search Details to get related information in detail;
Step 6: Click on the “Pay Now” option if there is a pending notice related to your vehicle;
Step 7: Check the “Payment ID” along with the “Amount”;
Step 8: Choose the Payment Gateway to make a smooth payment online;
Step 9: On the successful completion of the payment, you will receive an SMS stating “Payment Successful” after which you can download your receipt.
How to pay E-Challan via Delhi Police APP?
Step 1: Download the Tatpar App on your smartphone.
Step 2: After installing, open the app and verify your contact number.
Step 3: Enter the OTP sent to your number, verify it by typing the OTP.
Step 4: At the Homepage, click on the “Traffic Notice Payment”;
Step 5: After that, click on the “E-Challan” option;
Step 6: Enter your Vehicle number or Notice Number as shown below;
Step 7: If your vehicle has pending notices or Challans make payment;
Step 8: Upon successful completion you will receive an SMS stating the same.
Also read : Delhi RTO Office
Revised Traffic fine and penalties in Delhi
|Traffic Offense||New Traffic Fines|
|Driving without a copy of PUC||Rs. 2000|
|Violation of Air Pollution Standards||Rs. 10000|
|Absence of Driving License||Rs. 5000|
|Absence of Vehicle Insurance||Rs. 2000|
|Driving through a Red Light||Rs. 1000|
|Breaking the Speed Limit for Cars||Rs. 1000|
|Breaking the Speed Limit for Commercial Vehicles||Rs. 2000|
|Driving Dangerously and Over-speeding||Rs. 5000; Suspension of DL for 3 months|
|Not wearing a Seat belt for both driving and passenger in the rear seat||Rs. 1000|
|Riding a 2-wheeler wearing a slipper or a sandal||Rs. 1000|
|Riding a 2-wheeler with more than two passengers||Rs. 1000|
|Rider or Pillion not wearing a Helmet||Rs. 1000; Suspension of DL for 3 months|
|Not following Police office instruction||Rs. 2000|
|Over-speeding, Disobeying rules, Dangerous Driving||Rs. 7000|
|Not Letting an Emergency vehicle pass||Rs. 10000|
|Driving while Intoxicated||Rs. 10000; Court Challan|
|Using mobile phone while driving||Rs. 5000; Suspended DL for 3 months|
|Missing Number Plate while driving||Rs. 2000|
|Taking selfies while driving||Rs. 2000|
|Using Private cars for commercial purpose||Rs. 2000|
|Minor driving a vehicle||Rs 25000; Imprisonment for 3 years|
|Missing Front or Rear Bumper||Rs. 1000|
|Driving in opposite direction of one-way road||Rs. 500|
|Using a fancy or faulty number plate||Rs. 500|
|Not using headlights after sunset or in night||Rs. 500|
|Using high beam headlights while driving in the night||Rs. 500|
|Encroaching on the Zebra Crossing while the Red light is on||Rs. 500|
|Parking a Vehicle in obstructive manner||Rs. 500|
|Odd-Even penalty in Delhi||Rs. 4000|
Also Read : Vehicle Fitness Certificate
Frequently Asked Questions
If you don’t pay Challan online, the traffic police can ask you to give it physically, or if no one is available at your address, the court can summon you.
Fitness Certificate and Permit (In case of Transport Vehicles)
Emission Test Certificate
No, the Odd-Even penalty is not taken if there are normal days and odd-even is not imposed.
Yes, You Can follow the steps above that are given.
You can pay the traffic fine by visiting your nearest police station.
E challan is an electronic traffic challan that is issued if you violate traffic rules.
Delhi Traffic Police has started a process under which vehicle owners can send in their challan number and seek verification at email@example.com