How to Pay Traffic Challan Online and Offline

Every state in India has a different website where people can go and pay their traffic challans. You will have to visit your state’s transport official website to pay a traffic challan.

Steps to pay traffic challan online

  • Visit your City’s official transport website. For example: For Bangalore the official website where you can pay your challans online is .
  • You will find a section dedicated to pay violation fines.
  • You will be allowed to choose if you want to pay violation notices, parking charges, or spot fines, or any other charges.
  • Choose on the appropriate link and you will be asked to enter certain details depending on the type of traffic violation.
  • Generally, you will be asked to enter your new vehicle registration number, old registration number, or your parking violation tag number (If you know).
  • Enter the details and the current outstanding amount.
  • You will be allowed to make the payment using your Master or Visa Card.
  • Do not forget to enter the Captcha in the space provided and before clicking on “Submit”.
  • You will be redirected to a safe page to make your payment.

How to pay traffic challan online using Paytm

Paytm is one of the leading Indian e-payment companies in our country. Since its introduction, the way people make their payment has changed. With Paytm, people can go cashless anywhere and still make payments using the app. A new feature has been added to this app which allows users to pay their traffic challans online.

Steps to make traffic challan payment online using Paytm

  • Visit or download the app.
  • Login with your user credentials.
  • You will be able to see “Pay Traffic Challan” option.
  • Enter your city name.
  • Enter the traffic challan or your vehicle number.
  • Choose your payment method. You can make the payment using your debt/ credit card, net banking, or your Paytm balance.
  • Once you choose the payment method, you will be redirected to a safe and secure page where you can process the payment.
  • Once you have made the payment, you will receive an email and SMS to your registered email ID and phone number instantly.

Steps to pay traffic challan offline

You can pay your traffic challan at any traffic police station in your city. If you have received a letter for traffic violation, carry that with you and visit the nearest traffic police station.

If you are caught for any traffic violation, you can request the Traffic Inspector to check for previous dues and pay ut together. As all your details are saved on the Blackberry device used by the traffic police, they can trace your previous fine details.

It is not advisable to have pending traffic violation fines. If you have any traffic fines and penalties to be paid, please go ahead and pay it today and drive safe.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. How can I pay my e-challan payment using the Parivahan website?

    You can visit the official Parivahan website and use the payment portal to make the payments for your e-challans.

  2. What happens if I skip the payment of my e-challan?

    If an e-challan is not paid on time, the challan is sent forward to the court. In such cases, you will be required to visit the court and make the payment.

  3. Within how many days does an e-challan needs to paid?

    An e-challan has to be paid within a period of 60 days from the day it is issued. Non-payment of the challan will lead to the challan being forwarded to the court.

  4. An e-challan can be issued for what kind of violations?

    An e-challan can be issued for any kind of traffic violation.

  5. Can I be fined for not carrying one or all the necessary documents at the time of driving or riding?

    Yes, you can be fined for not carrying one or more than one document which is prescribed in the traffic rules. In India, the traffic rules state that an individual driving or riding on public roads will be required to carry the following documents – driving licence, PUC certificate, vehicle insurance policy, vehicle registration certificate, vehicle fitness certificate, etc. The traffic police can fine you for not carrying any one of these documents at the time of commute.

News About Traffic Challan

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    Vehicle owners will now have to produce their Aadhaar Card in order to renew their driving license (DL) online. Aadhaar will be required to be produced to avail 15 other services as well.

    This move will be welcomed as it will allow vehicle owners to avoid visiting RTOs and get in a queue. The Aadhaar authentication process will also allow the government to remove fake documents and also catch people with more than one DL in their name.

    9 February

  • Expired International Driving Permits can be renewed by holders through their respective embassies

    The Ministry of Transport has stated that from 15 February 2021, International Driving Licence holders will be able to renew their expired licences online through the Indian embassies. If the IDP has expired while they were abroad, the renewal can be done online.

    These modifications have been made in the Motor Vehicles Rules by the Transport Ministry and will provide relief to all the IDP holders facing issues in getting their document renewed. The IDP holders can apply through the portal of Indian embassies which will then be transferred to the VAHAN portal. Once done, the licences will reach the respective RTO for processing. Applicants will be required to pay Rs.2,000 as a renewal fee for their IDP along with submitting the required documents.

    27 January 2021

  • Virtual simulator unrolled by the traffic police to instil discipline

    In a move to reduce fatal road accidents and bring about discipline among two-wheeler riders, a virtual simulator has been unrolled by the traffic police. The virtual simulator aims to reform repeat offenders. Two-wheeler riders who consistently break the rules will be sent to the Traffic Training Institute at Thanisandra to take the simulator test. Apart from the simulator test, a conventional outdoor driving test must be taken. Individuals must score 60 marks out of 100 to clear the test. According to the Deputy Commissioner of Police, individuals who fail the test must retake it. The DCP further added that individuals who fail the test three times will have their licenses suspended.

    6 November 2020

  • On-the-spot traffic challans in Chandigarh result in the collection of Rs.21 lakh

    Since the Chandigarh traffic police had launched the e-challan system in the city, 6,113 challans have been issued to and a total of Rs.21.06 lakh was collected in fines in one month. Payments for the challans were paid through debit and credit cards.

    E-challans were available for compoundable offenses for which the traffic police are allowed to collect the payment. Some of the offenses were driving without seat belt, wrong parking, etc. However, the challans for which fines are collected by the court are not included in this such as drunken driving, juvenile driving, etc.

    21 August 2020

  • Traffic police in Chandigarh increase challan issuing speedsters

    Over the past few months, the traffic police in Chandigarh have issued around 13,477 e-challans for speeding. The challaning drive gad begun on 5 May, and this was when the traffic police had introduced their three automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) systems.

    These had been fixed on tripods, and they were equipped with sensors and cameras for measuring the speed of the vehicles and also click a picture of the one sthat had crossed the speed limit. This device can now also be used during the night. This would need one personnel to control it, the practice of setting up barricades with marshalls and traffic cops has been done away with.

    7 July 2020

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