The new Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019, came into effect on 1 September and has brought in heavy fines on driving irregularities. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways now has cameras in place to detect traffic rule violation on the roads.
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An e-challan is generated every time a violation is captured on the cameras. Traffic police can also issue e-challans for traffic violations and the challans can be paid online as well as offline. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways’ website allows citizens to pay their traffic e-challans online. While each state has its own website for the e-challans, this is a general step-by-step procedure that should help you find out and pay e-challans.
Step 1: Log on to E-Challan – Digital Traffic/Transport Enforcement Solution website for the e-challans.
Step 2: Click on – Check Challan Status, at the right hand corner of the website.
Step 3: You will then be redirected to another page, where you enter your challan details: -Challan number – Vehicle number – Driving License number (DL)
Step 4: After you have entered any one of the above-mentioned details and the captcha code, click on the ‘Check Challan Status’.
Step 5: If a valid challan is found, its details will be displayed along with payment options.
Step 6: Once the details are generated, click on ‘Pay Now’ to make the online payment. To initiate transaction, verify your mobile number with the OTP sent to your number. You will then be redirected to the respective state e-challan payment website.
Step 7: Payment can be made online using a debit/credit or Internet banking service option.
Since it is all automated and online now, one might feel the urge to dodge the challan. If you decide to do so then the consequences could be one of the following: To begin with, a constable will visit the registered address to collect the challan if not paid online. This could be followed by a summons being issued by the court, where the person will have to appear before the court and explain why the challan remains unpaid.
If the person does not attend the court hearing, then their license will be suspended. While the payment of a penalty has now been made easy, let’s try and refrain from breaking the law. Follow traffic rules and ensure that everyone else does too!
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(Edited by Saiqua Sultan)