How to Pay Your Traffic Challans: On September 1, 2019, the government of India has introduced the new Motor Vehicles Act which imposed heavy fines for breaking the rules. The new traffic rules in India 2019 have been introduced as a deterrent. The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 has left drivers scrambling and can potentially save lakhs of lives lost every year due to road accidents. Alongside these changes, Indian roads are also now equipped with cameras to detect traffic rule violation.
Whenever a camera captures such a violation, it generates an e-challan for the offence. Even traffic police officers are capable of issuing an e-challan for violation of traffic rules. Paying these challans can be done both online as well as offline. Here is how you can check whether there is an e-challan generated against your vehicle and how to pay to make an online payment.
Paying traffic e-challan via Ministry of Road Transport and Highways website:
- Starting with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways’ E-Challan website, it can be accessed at https://echallan.parivahan.gov.in/index/. Interestingly during our usage, it didn’t work properly on Google Chrome, so if you have issues with Chrome, try another browser.
- Once the E-Challan website is open, go to Check Challan Status.
- This page will offer three options to check the challan status – using challan number, using vehicle number, or using driving license number.
- If a valid e-challan is found, the website will list the challan below and given option for payment.
- When you click pay now, the website may redirect you to your state website to finish the payment.
- You can use your credit/ debit card or Internet banking to pay an e-challan.
- You can also verify a previously made payments.
Pay Traffic Challan Online via Paytm.com
- Second option to pay traffic challans online is Paytm and the platform’s app and website support Andhra Pradesh, Chennai, Faridabad, Maharashtra, and Telangana E-challans.
- To pay traffic e-challans for these cities or states, open the E-Challan payment page on Paytm (either app or website).
- Paytm will now give you the option to select your relevant e-challan authority, select the authority.
- It will then ask you to enter challan number or vehicle number, or a driving license number to look for valid e-challans.
- If it finds an e-challan, it will list the details and give the option to complete the payment.
If the e-challan payment option for you is not available on either of the websites above, search for the e-challan payment website for your state or city (if you live in one of the tier-1 cities). Here are the links for some of the most populous states in India – Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Tamilnadu, and Rajasthan.