How to Pay Challan Online

Published on January 13, 2022 by OkayGo

Be cautious when driving on Indian roads; not only can traffic cops stop you for a traffic violation, but you could also be caught on video making a mistake. These cameras can also detect a speeding vehicle from afar and even see you in the dark. 

As a result, if you run red lights, weave through traffic, or drive too fast, you may be caught by a camera. In addition, there is a network of cameras around the city. As a result, you may receive an e-challan for committing such a traffic violation. 

You will receive an electronic challan notification through SMS on your registered mobile phone, as well as a physical notice at your registered address. You usually have sixty days from the date of the notice/challan to pay the e-challan.

When doing an online delivery job, the limited time and the hurry to complete your delivery on time lead to riders skipping traffic and having to pay challan. Well, let us see what to do in such cases. 

What to do in case of challan?

If a challan has been filed on you, make sure you pay the challan by the deadline; otherwise, any failure to comply with the e-challan notices may result in the challan being forwarded to the court. Your driver's licence could be suspended for three months if this happens. Not only that, but you could face a sentence of up to three months in prison, as well as a fine or both. 

So how to pay challan you ask?

If you break the traffic laws, you will be issued an e-challan, which you must pay online or offline. 

To pay your e-challan online, follow these instructions.


Step 1: Go to the traffic police website of your respective state. Click on the 'Pending Notice' tab under the 'Notice' section.

Step 2: You will be routed to the Delhi traffic police's e-challan page after clicking on 'Pending Notice.' Your car registration number or notice number must now be entered. Then select the 'Search details' option (See below). Also, when you've clicked on the 'Search details' page, any subsequent offences will be reflected below the same screen. 

Step 3: Make a note of the offence details, then click 'Pay Now' to continue. Now check the 'Payment ID,' 'Amount,' and 'Payment Gateway'. Payments are currently only accepted using the SBIePay payment mechanism. Accept the 'terms and conditions before continuing. 

Step 4: Choose a payment method: credit card, debit card, or Net-banking. Select the bank you wish to pay if you've chosen Net-banking. Almost all banks offer Net banking as a means of making a payment. After completing all of your information, click 'Pay Now' to complete the transaction.

Step 5: You will receive a 'Payment Successful' notice along with the transaction ID number once you have completed the payment. Remember to write down the transaction ID number for future reference. You may also save the receipt in PDF format for future reference by clicking on the receipt tab. 

The online challan payment system is easy and quick. However, if you are having trouble paying online, you can also pay your e-challan offline using several payment methods. 

You can pay or remit the penalty/fine money in any of the following ways if you have received a traffic violation challan:


  1. You can pay the e-challan amount in cash to any Delhi Traffic Police prosecution officer with an e-challan machine.
  2. With the proper documentation, you can approach the Delhi Traffic Police Headquarters (HQ), Dev Prakash Shastri Marg, Pusa, New Delhi-110012 (The document information should include the name, address and driving licence number of the person who was driving). The Police Headquarters is open from 09.30 a.m. to 05.00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and just from 09.30 a.m. to 01 p.m. on Saturday. 
  3. You can also pay using a Money Order at the Post Office/Postman. 

A money order is a printed piece of paper that can make a payment. It is a more secure method of sending payments by mail (via the post office). When you place an order by filling out the form, you will receive a receipt from the post office for the amount paid, which you may use to track if the order has been received.

So simply and easily now pay all your challans. While this is an easy process, what is even better is to not get the challans. 

Wondering if that is possible?

Yes, let us see how. 

How to avoid challans?

  1. Carry important documents: Certain documents are essential while completing your delivery job. These include vehicle RC, which contains details about your vehicle, a valid Driving license that allows you to drive on Indian roads and a PUC certificate, which ensures that the vehicle is safe to drive on Indian roads and does not contribute to the rising pollution rates.
  2. Avoid common habits: While these are common habits on Indian roads, they may lead to challans. These include unnecessary honking, overspeeding, bunking traffic lights. 
  3. Keep track of our challans: If by unforeseen circumstance you make have a chalan raised, keep in mind to stay updated about it by regularly visiting the traffic police website of your state. 

By keeping in mind the above factors, you will avoid challans and ensure timely payments of challans, if any. 

FAQs on traffic challans payment

  1. What happens if I don't pay my e-challan on time? 

The challan is submitted to the court if an e-challan is not paid on time. You will be forced to appear in court and pay the fine in such circumstances. 

  1. What is the time limit for paying an e-challan? 

An e-challan has to be paid within 60 days of the date it was issued. If the challan is not paid, the challan will be forwarded to the court. 

  1. For what types of offences can an e-challan be issued? 

Any type of traffic offence can result in an e-challan being issued.

  1. Can I be punished if I don't have one or all of the required documentation with me when I drive or ride? 

Yes, you can be punished if you don't have one or more of the documents required by the traffic laws. According to Indian traffic laws, anybody driving or riding on public roads must have the following documents: a driver's licence, a PUC certificate, a vehicle insurance policy, a vehicle registration certificate, a vehicle fitness certificate, and so on. You could be fined by the traffic cops if you don't have any of these documents with you throughout your commute.

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