E-challans are issued by the traffic police in Delhi for any traffic violations under the Motor Vehicles Act. It is important to adhere by all the rules and regulations issued by the Government of India. If these rules are violated, you would have to pay the penalties, which are done through traffic challans that are issued by the traffic police.
How to pay e-challan online in Delhi
To pay your e-challan online in Delhi, follow the steps given below:
- Step 1: Visit the official website of the Delhi traffic police
- Step 2: Click on ‘'Notice’'
- Step 3: Under that, click on ‘'Pending Notices’'
- Step 4: Enter your challan number or your vehicle number in the relevant field
- Step 5: Click on ‘'Search Details’' and the information will be displayed on the page
- Step 6: Click on ‘'Pay Now’' which will be available under all the pending challans
- Step 7: Check the ‘'Amount’' and ‘'Payment ID’' tabs
- Step 8: Choose your mode of payment
- Step 9: Once your payment is successful, a message of confirmation will be sent to your registered mobile number
- Step 10: A PDF version of the receipt can be downloaded for future reference or to confirm that the challan has been paid
How to pay e-challan offline in Delhi
You can make the payment for your traffic challan offline also in Delhi through any of the following ways:
- Send a cheque, demand draft, or pay order by post or courier to the headquarters of the Delhi traffic police
- Send a money order through the post office to the headquarters of the Delhi traffic police
- Visit the headquarters of the Delhi traffic police with challan issued along with the required documents such as the driving licence
- Pay the amount directly to any traffic police officer of the Delhi traffic police who has an e-challan machine in hand
How to check Delhi e-challan status online
E-challan status can be checked online by following the steps given below:
- Step 1: Visit the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India’s e-challan web portal
- Step 2: Click on the tab for ‘'Check challan status’'
- Step 3: Enter your vehicle number or driving licence number
- Step 4: The details of all the e-challans issued to you will be displayed
- Step 5: There will be a ‘'Pay Now’' tab for challans for which payment is pending
- Step 6: Click on the tab and complete the payment process using any of the payment modes listed
Objectives of e-challan
An e-challan has several objectives such as:
- Enforce traffic regulations
- Reduce traffic violations
- Ensure safety of people on the road
- Ensure that penalties are paid on time
- Ensure that penalties are paid directly to the Government of India
Benefits of e-challan for drivers
A traffic challan has several benefits for drivers such as:
- Makes it easier to pay the penalty for traffic violations
- Makes sure that you don’t forget to pay the penalty
- Saves time in paying as it can be done online
- Ensures that penalty is paid directly to the Government of India
- Reduces the incidence of duplicate or fake traffic challans
How does an e-challan work in Delhi?
E-challans are a digitized version of paper challans and are issued by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways of India through the traffic police in Delhi. CCTV cameras are installed along strategic points across the city of Delhi in order to detect traffic violations. When such violations are caught, an SMS is sent on the spot by a traffic police officer to the offender’s registered mobile number.
Traffic Violations that Attract e-Challans in Delhi
The following is the list of traffic violations that attract e-challans in Delhi as well as the revised penalties as of 1 September 2019, as per the Motor Vehicles Act:
|Traffic Violation||Revised Traffic Penalty|
|Not having driving license||Rs.5,000|
|Not having vehicle insurance||Rs.2,000|
|Driving without a copy of the PUC||Rs.2,000|
|Minor individual driving or riding a vehicle||Rs.25,000 and imprisonment for 3 years|
|Violation of air pollution standards||Rs.10,000|
|Not following instruction of a police officer||Rs.2,000|
|Dangerously driving, over speeding, and disobeying instructions of the police||Rs.7,000|
|Driving over the speed limit||Cars: Rs.1,000 Commercial vehicles: Rs. 2,000|
|Breaking a red light and driving dangerously||Rs.5,000 and 3-month suspended licence|
|Driving through a red light||Rs.1,000|
|Driving dangerously and over-Speeding||Rs.5,000 and 3-month suspended licence|
|Not wearing a seat belt||Rs.1,000|
|Rear seat passengers not wearing seat belts||Rs.1,000|
|Rider or pillion rider not wearing a helmet||Rs.1,000 and 3-month suspended licence|
|Riding a 2-Wheeler with more than 1 pillion rider||Rs.1,000|
|Riding a 2-wheeler while wearing sandals or slippers||Rs.1,000|
|Not letting an emergency vehicle pass by||Rs.10,000|
|Driving while using a mobile phone||Rs.5,000 and 3-month suspended licence|
|Driving and simultaneously taking selfies||Rs.2,000|
|Driving when intoxicated||Rs.10,000 and a court challan|
|Using the high-beam when night-time driving||Rs.500|
|Not switching on headlights after dark||Rs.500|
|Driving in the opposite direction in a one-way Road||Rs.500|
|Using a faulty or fancy number plate||Rs.500|
|Not having a high-security number plate where applicable||Rs.2,000|
|No bumper in the front or rear||Rs.1,000|
|Using private vehicles for commercial uses||Rs.2,000|
|Parking in an obstructive manner||Rs.500|
|Encroaching on the zebra crossing at an intersection with red light||Rs.500|
What happens if I don’t pay the e-challan?
If you don’t pay the e-challan within 60 days of it being issued to you, a traffic police will visit your address to collect the payment. If you are not available or are unable to make the payment, you will be issued a court summons to appear in court and make the payment. If you fail to do that also, your driving licence can be revoked.
Who can collect traffic challans in Delhi?
On the Delhi traffic police is authorised to collect the payments for traffic challans in Delhi.
How will I know if the payment I made for the e-challan has been successful or not?
An SMS will be sent to your registered mobile number when your payment has been successful for the e-challan.
What modes of payment are available for paying the e-challan online?
You can pay the e-challan online using either your debit card, credit card, or internet banking credentials.
How will the e-challan be sent to me?
The e-challan will be sent to you through an SMS to your registered mobile number.