With the rapid integration of government services online, the Delhi Police has introduced an online payment platform for commuters to pay traffic fines through e-challans. Apart from traffic policemen stopping you for traffic violations, you can also be caught on camera for the same reasons. These e-challan can be paid online as well as offline. In this article, you will find out how to pay traffic fines in Delhi and check the e-challan status online and offline.

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How to Pay Traffic Fines in Delhi?

The e-challan notice is sent as an SMS to your registered mobile number which includes details of the traffic violation and the fine for the same. You may also receive a physical notice to your registered address. Follow these steps to pay traffic challan online in Delhi:

Steps to Pay Your Traffic e-Challan Online in Delhi:

Delhi Traffic Police Website
  • Step 3: On the new page, either enter your vehicle number or the notice number and click on ‘Search Details’ to retrieve the details of the traffic fine.
Pending Notices
  • Step 4: If there is a pending notice, then select to ‘Pay Now’ to clear the traffic fine.
  • Step 5: On the new page, check the ‘Payment ID’ and the amount payable then proceed to make the payment through the payment gateway available to users.
  • Step 6: Upon successful payment, a new window popup will confirm the payment of the Delhi traffic challan. You can choose to print in the PDF format for future reference.

How to Check Your e-Challan Status?

Sometimes, you might not be sure if you have received a traffic e-challan or if your vehicle has pending notices that needs to be paid. Through the initiative of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), the Central government has introduced ‘Parivahan’, the digital traffic and transport enforcement solution. This website lets you check your e-challan status online. Follow the steps below to check the challan status in Delhi:

  • Step 1: Visit eChallan Parivahan Government Website and click on ‘Check Challan Status’.
    Step 2: On the new page, you can get details of pending e-challans either by searching through ‘Challan Number’ or ‘Vehicle Number’ or ‘DL Number’.
  • Step 3: Choose the criteria you would like to search the e-challan status and enter the Captcha code and click on ‘Get Detail’.
  • Step 4: You will be directed to a new page with details of your e-challan status.

Features and Benefits of e-Challan:

The traffic e-challan is expected to shorten the time and ease of paying traffic fines. Here are some of the other features and benefits of e-challan:

Features:

  • Can pay traffic fine through the Android-based handheld devices by swiping your credit or debit card.
  • E-challan can be paid from anywhere and don’t have to visit Delhi to make the payment.
  • Tracks the exact location of the traffic violation and is accessible by the police and the violator.
  • History of vehicle and driver traffic violations.

Benefits:

  • Saves time and fuel as it removes the hassle of travelling to a physical location to make the payment of the traffic fine.
  • Brings transparency in the system.
  • Instant access to users.
  • Different types of payment modes.
  • Payment and violation history is maintained.
  • Reduced use of papers.
  • Better traffic management.
  • Easier to check fake and stolen vehicles.
  • The e-challan issuing device accepts DigiLocker documents for verifications.

How to Pay Traffic Fines Through Tatpar App and its Benefits?

To make it easier for commuters in Delhi to pay traffic fines from their mobile phones, the Delhi Police has launched the ‘Tatpar’ app. Through this mobile app, citizens can avail more than 50 services and one of them being the payment of traffic e-challans. Android users can download the app from Playstore while the app for Apple phone users is under development. Here is the Android link to download ‘Tatpar’ app:

Android:  Tatpar Delhi Police App

Below are the steps to pay traffic challans through the Tatpar mobile app:

  • Step 1: After you download and instal the app on your smartphone, open the app.
  • Step 2: You will be prompted to verify your mobile number. Enter your mobile number and OTP will be sent to verify. Complete the process.
Verify Your Mobile Number
  • Step 3: Upon successful verification of your mobile number, you will be directed to the homepage of the mobile app. Here, select ‘Traffic Notice Payment’ option.
Traffic Notice Payment
  • Step 4: On the new page, choose ‘E-Challan’.
E-Challan
  • Step 5: Search by ‘Vehicle Number’ or ‘Notice Number’.
‘Vehicle Number’ or ‘Notice Number
  • Step 6: If there are traffic fines listed, then proceed to make the payment.

Benefits of Tatpar Mobile App:

Below are some of the benefits of Tatpar app:

  • A single platform to access over 50 services offered by the Delhi Police.
  • Locate jurisdictional police station.
  • Police stations details such as name, landline number, SHO’s name and phone number, police station’s email ID.
  • SOS button which places a call to the previously provided emergency contact number.
  • Towed vehicle location.
  • To ensure safety for women, the app offers the Himmat Plus feature through which distressed women can register and use this option to send emergency SOS message and location to Delhi Police and other emergency contacts.

How to Pay Traffic Challan Offline?

You can make offline payments towards the traffic e-challans through various modes of payments. Here are several ways you can pay traffic challan offline:

  • Pay by Cash: You can pay by cash on the spot or you could pay to any prosecuting officer of the Delhi Traffic Police who can process the payment through the e-challan machine.
  • Visit the Delhi Traffic Police HQ: You can visit the HeadQuarters of the Delhi Traffic Police with the required documents to pay the traffic challan.
  • Pay by Cheque/Demand Draft/Pay Order: You can post these payable documents to the HQ of the Delhi Traffic Police in favour of ‘DCP/TRAFFIC(HQs)’.

Pay Your e-Challan via Paytm:

Apart from government initiatives such as Parivahan to avail services online, there are e-commerce platforms through which you can pay bills. One such is the Paytm App, it lets you pay traffic challans through its mobile app. Below are the steps to pay your e-challan via Paytm:

  • Step 1: Open the Paytm app and on the home page select ‘More’.
Select More
  • Step 2: On the new page, select ‘Challan’ which is under the City Services option.
Challan
  • Step 3: Select the traffic authority.
Traffic Authority
  • Step 4: Enter either Challan Number/Vehicle Number and click on ‘Proceed’.
Click on Proceed
  • Step 5: Choose the mode of payment and process your payment towards the traffic challan.

Also, read: How to Check Vehicle Owner Details By Registration Number

FAQs about Traffic e-Challan:

What is traffic e-challan?

E-challan is the electronic form of the regular physical challan issued for traffic violations. You can pay the e-challan through online method as well as offline.

What are the payment modes available on Paytm for online payment of e-challan?

You can make a payment through your debit or credit card or net banking or through the Paytm Wallet. You can also use the UPI mode to make a payment.

In how many days do I have to make the payment of the e-challan?

A maximum of 60 days is provided to pay your e-challan failing which, it will be sent to the court.

Will an e-challan be issued if I was not wearing my seatbelt while driving?

Yes, wearing a seatbelt while driving is mandatory in India. Not wearing it attracts a traffic penalty.

Can I pay e-challan on the spot?

Yes, you can pay the e-challan to the prosecuting officer who has the e-challan machine to make a payment through a debit or credit card. You can also pay by cash.

News Related to Traffic Fines in Delhi:

Delhi Police Issues More Than 600 Challans for Drunk Driving on Holi

– March 18, 2020

The Delhi Police said that more than 600 challans were issued for drunk driving on Holi. Also, they issued more than 180 challans for triple riding, over 150 for dangerous driving and over 1,000 for not wearing helmets. As per the Delhi Police, elaborate arrangements were made for the safety of commuters and check violations of drunk driving on Holi. More than 170 points with police personnel were deployed to ensure a safe and peaceful Holi in Delhi. The traffic fine for drunk driving as per the new MV Act, 2019 is Rs.10,000 and/or six months imprisonment and for the subsequent offence, the fine is Rs.15,000 and 2-year imprisonment.

State Cannot Reduce Traffic Fines: Centre

– January 7, 2020

The Centre has told state governments that the new traffic fines cannot be rolled back and instead they should enforce the amended Motor Vehicle Act, 2019. The Centre wrote to all Union territories and states stating that penalties for traffic offences cannot be reduced below the minimum fine fixed by law. The directive comes after several states in the country revised or reduced the recently amended traffic penalties. The new Motor Vehicle Act, 2019 came into effect from 1 September 2019 enforcing stricter and steeper fines for traffic violations. The new law strives to improve discipline among users and road safety by charging steeper fines.


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