The central government over the years has taken several measures to improve the road infrastructure in India. Apart from improving connectivity and building more national highways and expressways across the country, the government has also enacted the new Motor Vehicles Act in India. This rule levies heavy fines for violating traffic rules. Additionally, the government has also installed cameras and other sensors on the road, making it easier for officials to fine people for violating the rules.
While the entire system of levying fines and filling challans has been made online for easy payment, there are situations when the drivers are not aware of the challan. As a result, these challans are not paid, which can lead to higher fines and even imprisonment. For such times, the government has also devised a simple method using which drivers can check if they have been fined. They can also pay fines using a similar technique.
So here is a step-by-step guide on how you can check if you have been fined and then pay the traffic challan.
How to check traffic challan status online
step 1: Log on to https://echallan.parivahan.gov.in/.
step 2: Click on the ‘Get Invoice Details’ section.
step 3: Now enter the vehicle number and then enter the captcha code on the screen.
step 4: Click on the ‘Get Details’ button.
By doing so, the site will display whether there is a traffic challan against your vehicle and its status.
How to pay traffic challan online
Once you see the challan details, the website will also ask you to pay the traffic challan online. Here’s how you can pay the fine online.
step 1: When you see the challan details, click on the ‘Pay Now’ button to initiate the payment.
step 2: To initiate the transaction, verify your mobile number with the OTP sent to your number.
step 3: Once this is done, you will be redirected to the state e-challan payment website, where you have been fined.
step 4: From there you can use your credit card or debit card to pay the challan. Alternatively, you can also use internet banking for the same.
How to check (and pay) post traffic challans online: A step-by-step guide first appeared on BGR India.