Here’s How To Pay Traffic Challan Online? a step by step guide

With the increasing number of road accidents in India, the number of road accidents is increasing continuously. To ensure the safety of drivers and others on the roads, the need to issue challans has become even more important so that the drivers do not break the traffic rules. But what is an invoice and how should it be paid? Challan is an official paper issued under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 as a ‘penalty’ to the driver of the vehicle, who violates the traffic rules and regulations of the country.

The traffic police department has the right to challan any driver who violates the traffic guidelines. Generally, e-challans are issued for traffic violations such as jumping red lights, driving unauthorized vehicles, driving without driving license, speeding, drunken driving, etc.

Also, everything is running on digital platform, now e-invoicing has come into existence. E-Challan is a computer generated challan for breaking traffic rules. The Government of India took this initiative to make things convenient and transparent for the traffic police as well as the general public. This application is integrated with Vahan and Sarathi applications which covers all functionalities of traffic enforcement system. But if someone fails to pay the e-challan on time, the challan is sent to the virtual court. The purpose of virtual courts is to use court resources to eliminate the need for lawyers and provide litigants an opportunity to settle trivial disputes such as challans.

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How can one pay the challan online?

Here we have listed the step-by-step guide to pay your e-challan online:

step 1: Visit the Digital Traffic website: echallan.parivahan.gov.in. Click on the ‘Check Challan Status’ tab to proceed.

step 2: Enter Challan Number, Vehicle Number or Driving License (DL) Number to check Challan Status. Enter the details of the option selected by you along with the captcha and click on ‘Get Details’.

step 3: As soon as you click on ‘Get Details’, the details and status of your invoice will appear. However, if no challan is issued, the row will remain blank. Apart from this, you can also track the total number of challans filed against your vehicle.

step 4: Once your challan is visible, you can make the payment online. As you scroll down, you will find ‘Payment Option’, after which you have to click on ‘Pay Now’.

Step 5: Select the mode of payment – ​​Credit Card/ Debit Card or Net-Banking. Once you make the payment, you will receive a ‘Payment Successful’ message with the transaction ID on your e-Challan. Note down the transaction ID for future reference.

How to Pay Challan Offline?

If you are planning to pay the challan offline, then all you have to do is carry the letter for traffic violation and pay the challan by visiting the nearest traffic police station in your city.

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