E-Challan

The Indian Road Rules (Rules of the Road Regulation, 1989) and the Motor Vehicles Act contain the traffic laws and regulations that must be thoroughly understood before driving in India. Traffic violations, which are punished by challans (tickets) and fines, may result from breaking these regulations.

On this page, you will find all the information related to e-challan, such as checking status, online payment, and traffic rules and fines.

Check E-Challan Status

Being aware of any outstanding e-challans is essential for safe driving. You may avoid further penalties faster if you take care of them as soon as possible. Thankfully, there are a few simple ways to verify the status of your e-challan:

Check E Challan
  • Step 4: A new window opens, enter your challan number, vehicle number, or driving license number.
  • Step 5: Click "Get Details" to view your pending challans.

Pay E-Challan

Once you have checked the status of the e-Challan, it is important to pay it as well to avoid further penalties or legal complications. Below are the ways you can do the same:

Through the Parivahan Website

Pay Challan
  • Step 2: Enter your challan number, vehicle number, or driving license number, and click "Get Details."
Get Challan Details
  • Step 3: From the list of pending challans, select the one you wish to pay.
  • Step 4: The payment page will display the fine amount and available payment options.
  • Step 5: Select your preferred payment method (debit card, credit card, net banking, UPI).
  • Step 6: Enter the required details and follow the instructions to complete the payment. You will receive a confirmation message and transaction ID.

Pay Challans in Virtual Court

If your challan remains unpaid for 3–4 months, it will be sent to court. You can then make the payment through the Virtual Court website. The steps for doing so are detailed below.

  • Step 1: Visit the Virtual Court website at https://vcourts.gov.in/virtualcourt/.
  • Step 2: Select your state and department.
  • Step 3: Input your challan details using your Vehicle Number, Mobile Number, or CRN Number.
Pay e Challan In virtual Court
  • Step 4: Click on the submit button to view your challan details.
  • Step 5: Make your payment online using Net banking, UPI, Cards, or a QR Scanner.

Payment Apps (Paytm, Google Pay, etc.)

Popular payment apps like Paytm and Google Pay often offer e-challan payment services. Look for the "e-challan" or "traffic challan" section within the app and follow the prompts to complete your payment.

Check Failed or Pending Challan Payments

Follow these steps to check failed or pending challan transactions:

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If your e-challan payment failed, try paying again later. For pending payments, click the verify option on the page. If issues persist, email helpdesk-echallan@gov.in with a screenshot of your pending transaction.

Complaint about Wrong Challan

To complain about a wrong challan, follow the steps outlined below:

  • Step 1: Visit echallan.parivahan.gov.in.
  • Step 2: Click the "Complaint" option on the main menu.
  • Step 3: On the grievance page, fill in the required fields (marked with a red star), including your name, phone number, email, challan number, vehicle or DL number, state, city, location, issue, and a description of your issue (up to 500 characters).
Complaint Of Wrong Challan
  • Step 4: Optionally, upload an image (JPEG, JPG, PNG).
  • Step 5: Enter the captcha and hit "Submit."
  • Step 6: You'll receive an e-ticket number to track your complaint. The authorities will investigate your issue, which may take some time. Providing clear details and evidence improves the chances of resolving your complaint.

What is an e-Challan?

An e-challan is an electronic traffic ticket issued for violating traffic rules. It is a digital version of the traditional paper challan, generated using digital cameras or handheld devices. These challans are sent to the registered mobile number and address of the vehicle owner.

Benefits

Below are some of the advantages of e-challans irrespective to normal challans: 

  • The digital system minimizes human intervention, reducing the chances of corruption and bribery.
  • Checking and paying fines online is much faster and more convenient than visiting a traffic police station.
  • You receive notifications promptly, allowing you to address the violation quickly and avoid additional penalties or legal issues.
  • The system maintains a digital record of your traffic violations, making it easier to track your driving history.

Traffic Violations and Fines

The fines for traffic violations vary based on the intensity of the offense and the state's specific regulations. However, some common violations and their indicative fines include:

Traffic Violation

Fine Amount

Drunk driving or driving under influence

  • Rs. 10,000 and/or 6 months in prison

  • Rs. 15,000 and/or 2 years in prison (repeated offense)

Overloading pillion riders

Rs. 2,000 + Disqualification of license/community service for 3 months

Over speeding

  • Rs. 1,000 for Light Motor Vehicles (LMV)

  • Rs. 2,000 for Medium Motor Vehicles (MMV)

Dangerous driving

  • First Offense: Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 5,000 + License seizure/6 months to 1 year in prison

  • Second Offense: Rs. 10,000 + License seizure/up to 2 years in prison

Driving without license

Rs. 5,000

Driving without insurance

  • Rs. 2,000 and/or 3 months in prison

  • Rs. 4,000 (repeated offense)

Signal jumping

Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 5,000 + License seizure/6 months to 1 year in prison

Riding without helmet

Rs. 1,000 + License scrapping for 3 months

Riding without permit

Up to Rs. 10,000 and/or up to 6 months imprisonment

Juvenile driving

  • Rs. 25,000 with three years of imprisonment

  • Cancellation of vehicle registration for 1 year

  • Non-eligibility to avail a driving license until 25 years of age

Offenses Related to Documents

Penalty

Driving without carrying a valid driving license

Rs. 5,000

Unauthorized driving of a vehicle without carrying a valid driving license

Rs. 5,000

Not carrying the required documents as specified in Motor Vehicle Act while driving

Rs. 500

Driving without a valid auto insurance

  • Rs. 2,000 and/or 3 months in prison

  • Rs. 4,000 (repeated offense)

Driving without a valid permit

Rs. 10,000 and/or up to 6 months of prison and community service

Offenses Related to Driving

Penalty

Violation of rules of road regulation

Rs. 500

Offenses made by juveniles (aged below 18 years)

  • Rs. 25,000 with three years of imprisonment

  • Cancellation of registration of vehicle for 1 year

  • Ineligibility to avail a driving license until 25 years of age

Not obeying the orders of the authorities

Rs. 2,000

Over speeding of vehicle

  • Rs. 1,000 for Light Motor Vehicles (LMVs)

  • Rs. 2,000 for Medium Passenger Vehicles (MPVs)

Oversize vehicles

Rs. 5,000

Letting an unlicensed individual to drive

Rs. 1,000

Driving two wheelers without wearing a helmet

Rs. 1,000 and disqualification of driving license for 3 months

Driving without fastening the seat belts

Rs. 1,000

Rough/ Reckless/ Negligent Driving

Rs. 1,000

Dangerous driving

Rs. 5,000

Racing or speeding on public roads

Rs. 5,000

Not making way for emergency vehicles

Rs. 10,000

Not driving in the proper lane

Court Challan

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The above fines/penalties cover various traffic violations, such as drunk driving, overspeeding, and driving without necessary documents. However, many other traffic challans exist, each with specific penalties. Drivers must adhere to traffic laws to ensure road safety.

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