The concept of e-challans was implemented in India in October, 2013 to replace the physical paper challans. Let us look into how these e-challans work.
- An Automatic Number-Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera will capture the image of your number plate. This image will then be received by the nearest police control room.
- In the police control room, there is a computer which will create a receipt for you.
- Every server in the police control room has access to the Regional Transport Office (RTO) systems and the National Informatics Centre (NIC) servers. This is how they can easily fetch information of all violators.
- The receipt will then be sent to your mobile number.
- This will contain information like your name, and details of the violation that you have committed. This receipt will also have a bar code and payment link. You can use the bar code or the link to pay your fine.
Pay Your Guwahati Traffic E-Challan Offline
- You will have to first approach any Guwahati police officer who has an e-challan machine. Give all details of your e-challan. These details include your registration number, e-challan number, and also driving licence number.
- You can also visit the Guwahati police headquarters and make the payment of your fine.
- Keep in mind that you can also create a money order via the post office. You should send the same to the Guwahati police headquarters.
- You can create a cheque, a demand draft, or a pay order and send this to the Guwahati police headquarters. This can be done via courier.
Pay Your Guwahati Traffic E-Challan Online
Via the Parivahan Website
- Step 1: Visit the website, https://echallan.parivahan.gov.in/index/accused-challan
- Step 2: Type in all details like your vehicle number, your driving licence number and also your e-challan number
- Step 4: Key in the captcha code and click on ‘Get Details’
- Step 5: Verify all details of the e-challan
- Step 6: Make the payment
- Step 1: Open the Paytm app or visit the website, https://paytm.com/
- Step 2: Choose 'More’
- Step 3: Select ‘Challan’
- Step 4: Choose the traffic authority of your city. Type in your driving licence number, Registration Certificate (RC) number and your e-challan number
- Step 5: Click on ‘Proceed’
- Step 6: Verify the details on the e-challan
- Step 7: Type in the amount that you need to pay and make the payment
How to Check Your Traffic Fine and E-Challan Status
- Step 1: Visit the website, https://echallan.parivahan.gov.in/
- Step 2: Choose 'Check Challan Status’
- Step 3: Enter your e-challan number, vehicle number, and driving licence number
- Step 4: Type in the captcha code
- Step 5: Select ‘Get Details’
Please note that if you wish to register a complaint with regard to your e-challan directly with the Guwahati police, you can go to the website (https://police.assam.gov.in/). Select 'Services Rendered tab’ and register your complaint.
Traffic Rules Violations in Guwahati
|Driving a two-wheeler without wearing a helmet||If you are caught by the Guwahati police for driving a two-wheeler without a helmet, you will be fined Rs.1,000.|
|Driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs||If you are found driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs, you will have to pay a fine of Rs.10,000 and/or up to 6 months of imprisonment for your first offence. For your second offence, you will have to pay a fine of Rs.15,000 and/or up to 2 years of imprisonment.|
|Using your phone while driving||In Guwahati, you cannot use your phone (text or talk) and drive. If you fail to adhere to the rule, you will have to pay a fine of Rs.5,000.|
|Not wearing your seat belt while driving||Driving without a seat belt will cost you Rs.1,000 as the fine.|
|Driving a vehicle which is not insured||For your first offence, you will have to pay Rs.2,000 and/or imprisonment for up to 3 months and for the second offence, you have to pay Rs.4,000 and/or imprisonment for up to 3 months|
|Driving a vehicle when you do not have valid driving licence||If you drive without having a valid licence, you can be fined Rs.5,000. If there is a pillion driver, he/she will have to pay Rs.1,000 for accompanying a driver who has no valid driving licence.|
|Violating the traffic rules||If you violate the traffic rules in Guwahati, you will have to pay a fine of Rs.5,000.|
|Exceeding the speed limit||According to the new Motor Vehicles Act amendment, you have to pay a fine of Rs.2,000 if you drive over the speed limit in Guwahati. Light Motor Vehicle: Rs.1,000 – Rs.2,000 Medium or Goods Vehicle: Rs.2,000 – Rs.4,000|
|Driving dangerously||You will have to pay a fine of Rs.5,000 for driving a vehicle in a manner that could cause danger to pedestrians and other drivers on the road.|
|Overloading a vehicle||If you drive a commercial vehicle and are caught for overloading it, then, you will have to pay a fine of Rs.2,000 to the Guwahati Police.|
|Juvenile offences||If you are a minor and are caught breaking the traffic rules in Guwahati, you will have to pay a fine of Rs.25,000. Your licence can also be cancelled for up to one year. Keep in mind that you could also be imprisoned for up to 3 years.|
|Not allowing emergency vehicles to pass||In Guwahati, you have to allow any emergency vehicle like an ambulance to pass through and drive ahead. If you are caught not giving way and allowing an emergency vehicle to pass through, you will be fined Rs.10,000.|
FAQs on Guwahati Traffic E-Challan
- Who is responsible for collecting the traffic e-challan fines in Guwahati?
The Guwahati police is authorised to collect the e-challan traffic fines for all violations.
- How can I check details of my Guwahati traffic e-challan online?
You can check your Guwahati traffic e-challan by visiting the website, https://echallan.parivahan.gov.in/
- What will happen if I do not pay my Guwahati e-challan fine on time?
If you do not pay the fine within 60 days of the e-challan being generated, you will be visited by a traffic police officer. He/she will show up at your address to collect the fine. If you are not at home when the officer arrives to collect the fine, you will be asked to go to court. Failure to show up at the court will lead to your licence being cancelled.