Road rules are getting stricter in the country. Road accidents and traffic violations are increasing as the infrastructure improves. It is in this situation that the government has started implementing the new Motor Vehicle Act very vigorously. And fines for traffic violations have been increased recently. We all have a responsibility to be a part of good traffic culture and not try to avoid paying the fine with counterarguments like road conditions (Traffic E-Challan).
Governments are also using technology to ensure compliance with road safety laws. All governments are showing great ‘vigilance’ to trap speeders and dangerous drivers by installing sophisticated cameras and sensors. Governments aim to increase road safety and increase revenue through this.
The use of technology has made it easier to impose fines for traffic violations. Cameras can be fined for almost any violation, such as speeding, not wearing a helmet, not wearing a seat belt, traveling with three people on a two-wheeler, etc. Because of this, the vehicle owners are often fined without their knowledge.
As mentioned earlier, when the entire system of fine collection and payment of challan comes online, those who do not have knowledge about traffic challan will face some difficulty. If the fine is not paid, it can sometimes lead to court and imprisonment (the argument of not knowing is not valid under the law).
To avoid situations like this, there is an easy way to check whether your vehicle or you have been fined. This is possible through Parivahan, a central government website. You can also pay the fine from the same page. Read on to find out how.
Check traffic challan status online
Step 1: Log in to the website https://echallan.parivahan.gov.in/
Step 2: Click on the ‘Get Challan Details’ option.
Step 3: Now enter the vehicle number and engine number or chassis number. Step 4: Then enter the captcha code on the screen.
Step 4: Click on the ‘Get Details’ button.
After doing this you can see if there is any pending traffic challenge for your vehicle. If there is a pending challan, the website will ask you to pay it online. Read on to know how to pay traffic challan online.
Step 1: When viewing the challan details click on the ‘Pay Now’ button to initiate the payment.
Step 2: To initiate the transaction, you need to 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: You can use your credit card or debit card to pay the challan there. Traffic challan can also be paid using internet banking.