Oh! You have received a notice of E-challan because of the traffic violation. And now you are worried about the payment of e- challan. Do you want to know the procedure of e-challan payment?
Not to worry. Here I will tell you how you can pay e- challan through the central and state government websites in Uttar Pradesh.
Now no need to visit the office of traffic police. You can pay the same online, hassle free at your convenience.
What is E- Challan?
Before starting about the procedure to pay e-challan, we must know some important facts. As it is important to know the e-challan system thoroughly.
Unlike the challan at the spot, E-Challan is an electronically generated challan. Thus E-Challan stands for ‘Electronic Challan’. The traffic police generate it with the help of electronic challan system. And sends it to the traffic rule defaulter at his home address.
Moreover, you also receive an SMS of an e-challan notice on your mobile.
Earlier there was only one option to pay the challan. That was directly visiting through the office of the Traffic Police Lines.
But after the launching of e- challan system, you get one more option i.e. online Payment. Thus now you can pay the e-challan offline at the office as well as online through the website.
A Government Initiative
E-Challan, a digital payment of challan is an initiative of the Government of India. It is under the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH). Basically, it is for the penalties on the breach of the traffic rules.
The Ministry has amended the regulations of Motor Vehicle (MV) Act 1988 in September 2019. Thus according to the new MV Act 2019, the government has increased the fine many times. So, beware of the violation of the traffic rules now.
Offences for Which You Would have to Pay E-Challan
Here is a long list of the traffic offences for which you might receive e-challan notice. Some of them which occur frequently are-
- Neither physical nor electronic documents with you at the time of riding
- Wrong or dangerous parking on the roadside
- Over Speeding
- Red Light Jumping
- Over Loading
- More than two persons on the two wheeler
- Driving without a seat belt or helmet
- Using the mobile phone while driving etc.
So just keep away yourself from the above violations.
Online Payment of Traffic E-Challan
You must pay the challan within 60 days from the date of issue of the notice of e- challan.
If you fail, you may also get a notice from the court. Further, you may be charged with additional fine or imprisonment or both. Thus do not take the e-challan notice lightly .
You may pay online e- challan by the two methods- Through the Central Website and through the State Website of UP Traffic Police.
However, when you visit the state government website, it directs you to the Central government website for the payment. Have a look at the two procedures-.
Through Central Website
Follow some easy steps to pay e- challan through the Central government Website-
Step 1 – Visit the Site
Visit the website echallan.parivahan.gov.in. You reach on the home page of E-Challan – Digital Traffic/Transport Enforcement Solution. If you have already a Username, enter the username and click on Next. Otherwise, tap on Check Challan Status tab.
Here I want to tell you one more thing. To pay e-challan, firstly you would have to click on Check Challan Status tab. Because only then you can see the Challan details for which you are liable to pay. Thus in this way you can also check the e-challan notices online.
Step 2 – Challan Details Page
Now on the Challan Details page enter the Challan number if you have in the physical notice or in SMS. Or select the Vehicle number.
You may also select the DL number if e- challan notice is related to your driving license. Now enter the Captcha Code and click on GET DETAIL.
Step 3 – Check the E-Challan Status
On the next page, you can see all e-challan status below the screen. You can also view the Total number of Challans against you.
Thus if you want to get only the information of e- challans against you, this is the last step for you. No need to proceed further. But if you want to pay for an e-challan, go for steps 4 and 5.
If there is no challan pending against you, a window will open with Challan Not Found message.
Step 4 – Select the Challan for Payment
If there are/ is Challan pending, select the one. Now you can pay online by clicking on ‘Pay Now’ button. This is under the Payment option.
Step 5 – Select the Mode of Payment
Now select the mode of payment out of Debit card or Credit Card or Net Banking. If you select the Debit or Credit card option, fill the card details. Proceed and you get an OTP on your mobile number. Enter the OTP. Tap on pay and the payment is successful.
But if you select the Net Banking option, select the bank name through which you want to pay. Follow the instructions for the usual payment process using Net Banking. Thus in this way, the online payment of e- challan is successfully completed.
In addition, you get a confirmation message on your mobile along with the transaction ID as well. Save this transaction ID for future reference.
Through State Website
If you want to go through the Uttar Pradesh state government website, you may. Then no need to go through the office of the Traffic Police. Look at the steps-
Step 1 – Visit the UP Police Site
Visit the official website of UP traffic police, traffic.uppolice.gov.in. On the home page, you may see a Welcome Page. Select your district and tap on GO.
Step 2 – Select the Option My Driving Challan
Scroll down a little. You may see the option of My Driving Challan under the Traffic Police Services heading. Now tap on My Driving Challan option.
Step 3 – Challan Details Page
Just you tap on that option, the website directs you to the central website echallan.parivahan.gov.in. Thus you reach on the Challan Details page. It is the very page you had visited through the Central website in Step2.
So, the further procedure is the same as above from Step 2 to Step 5. Moreover, you can view the status of e-challans only or can make a payment also as above.
Hence to check and payment of e-challan, you would have to visit the Central website ultimately. So in this way you can pay online e- challan through the state website as well.
Different Modes of Payment of E- Challan
Currently, you can pay e- challan in three modes through the official website-
- Debit Card
- Credit Card and
- Net Banking
Moreover, if you have Paytm App in your mobile then you may pay through the Paytm as well.
The Documents You Must have While Driving
Thus if you do not want to become a traffic rule defaulter, follow the traffic rules properly. Moreover, you must have some important documents with you when you are driving. These are-
- Driving License (DL)
- Registration Certification (RC)
- Vehicle Insurance Paper
- Pollution Certificate
Above are the common documents for everywhere in India. But there may be a requirement of some more documents according to the State laws. Moreover, now you are not required to keep the documents in hard copy format. You may have those in digital mode.