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

In the present scenario, everything is available online, whether shopping, payments, or banking, so why not punish people 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 driving, we often see people violating traffic rules but are not caught by the eye of traffic police because of lesser manpower or insufficient technology & the person who does it thinks 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, introducing new technology with more penalties. All this has been done to increase road safety and make people understand the value of punishment & fines. For the purpose of increasing road safety as well as decreasing the amount of corruption, an ITMS has been adopted, i.e., an Intelligence Traffic Management System, which helps monitor 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, and Rajasthan. Two web portals are associated with this government E-Challan system: Vahan and Sarthi. These two web portals make it easier to make challan payments and check the status of Challans.

Traffic E-Challan

Normally, what happens is whenever any citizen breaks any traffic rule, such as crossing a red light or overspeeding, he is given a ticket which is called a manual challan but in large cities where the traffic is higher, 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 of 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. This has certainly reduced the amount of corruption.

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 two-wheelers without a helmet, or driving a 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 vehicle owner, he has to visit the official RTO website, which is designated for E-challan payments, such as Vahan & Arthi. 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 heavy challans being paid for. 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 a red light, parking in a prohibited area, speeding, or driving without a seat belt.

Just be ready to receive the E-challan on the registered mobile number or residential address. After issuing the challan, you will get 60 days to pay the challan online using a credit card, debit card, or net banking. It is always advisable to pay the challan as soon as possible; otherwise, you have to pay a 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.
  2. Search for E-Challan by using challan number, driving license number & Vehicle number.
    • As the applicant opens the website, a window asks for the challan number, driving license number, and vehicle number. The applicant must write all the details in the provided space and click the “Get Detail” tab.
  3. Check the Status by using the Get Detail option.
    • The applicant’s challan status will be visible on the screen. The applicant must click the pay now option under the payment column.
  4. Pay Now.
    • The various payment options will be shown when you click on the “pay now” button. The applicant can choose between credit card, debit card, or net banking options. When the payment is completed, the applicant will receive a confirmation message on the registered mobile number and the transaction ID.

You need to store that message for future use. How to Check E-Challan Status Online—If a person has accidentally deleted the message sent by RTO, don’t panic. You can still check the challan status by following the steps listed below.

How to Check E-Challan Status

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

Many people think these E-challans are burdens, but they help citizens feel safer on the roads. Because of the fear of traffic challan’s, people tend to follow the traffic rules wholeheartedly. People cannot even think of escaping the law if the challans are not paid on time, and further legal actions can be taken against uncivilized traffic rule violations. Hence, all citizens must follow the traffic rules for the safety of others and themselves. 

How can I check my traffic challan?

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

How can I check my Challan online?

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

How can I check my traffic challan in Hyderabad?

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

What happens if traffic Challan is not paid?

A Police officer visited the registered address and requested to clear the fine. In case of refusal, the person must face further actions per the rules. For example, attending the court session and paying the e-challan

How can I pay my pending Traffic challan?

Search the Challan details by using your vehicle details, then select the Challan that appears to pay online using various payment gateways, such as debit card, credit card, net banking, etc.


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