How to check and pay Traffic fines online?
We know you don’t like standing in queues, waiting for your turn to pay traffic fines and in our day-to-day lives, we often forget our fine due dates or even just the amount of the fine itself! Don’t worry, because now thanks to the internet- everything is now technology-driven, which means you can now check and pay your traffic fines online at your convenience.
What is e-challan?
eChallan is a digital solution for the Transport System and the Traffic Police delivered through an Android-based mobile application and a web portal. It is an initiative of the Government of India and aims at improving service access and transparency in the system. eChallan is integrated with Vahan and Sarathi applications and provides a number of user-friendly features, covering all major aspects of the Enforcement System.
How does the e-challan work?
The government's e-challan system has been implemented across 15 states in India for our convenience. The states in which the e-challan system has been implemented so far include Bihar, Chandigarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab and Puducherry. The defaulters can pay the fines online through its specially designed portal.
The entire system is now technologically driven and so is our traffic regulation system. The traffic policemen these days follow the CCTV-enabled e-Challan system. A CCTV camera continuously records footage of the ongoing traffic.
If anyone of us breaks any traffic rule, it gets recorded on the CCTV footage. The police will then take the details of the number from the vehicle’s screen-shot captured from the CCTV footage and the offence will be registered in the records. The traffic police will be then gathering more details about the vehicle and the owner from the Regional Transport Office (RTO).
As soon as they receive the details (Name and address of the owner, vehicle model), an SMS will be sent on the registered phone number of the violator. This SMS will have all the information you require about the offence such as the time, date and location of the offence.