Traffic eChallan Online Payment: Check Status and Download

In India, for any traffic rules violations, a fine is imposed and the offender should pay the fine. The process was tedious earlier where traffic officials will issue the fine challan and the offender has to pay after verifying the various documents. To simplify the process and digitize the traffic challan under the digital India age, the eChallan system has evolved to streamline the traffic eChallan process using online payment gateway.

Get more details about What is eChallan, How eChallan works and How to know the payment status and pay eChallan online.

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What is E-Challan?

E-Challan is an online document of any traffic rules violation done by the offender on Indian roads. The e-Challan was introduced to bring traffic violation fine challans under digitalization and accessible under a single platform, so that the citizens of India have all the details, status, and download the copy from the online portal.

How does an E-Challan work?

The traffic department in India issues the e-Challan to all traffic rule offenders if they violate the rules and regulations prescribed by the government of India. The traffic department has installed cameras on every signal, junctions and major road points, if any one violates the road rules, the camera captures the vehicle registration details. Based on the vehicle registration and rules violation the e-challan will be issued to the offender. The offender details will be accessed through registration number – address, phone number, vehicle owner name will be picked from there. Using this information, the RTO offices release the e-Challan to the vehicle owner through the registered mobile number an SMS will be sent with fine details. 

With the help of this e-challan online system, users can do an e-challan status check, get all their e-challan details and make their traffic e-challan payment.

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How to make traffic e challan payment through Parivahan Portal?

Step 1: Enter the website on browser

Step 2: Challan number, vehicle number, or Driving License number details should be entered on the page 

Step 3: Click on ‘Get Detail’ button after entering Captcha details

Step 4: The user can check the details of E-Challan on the new page 

Step 5: Choose on ‘Pay Now’ option under the Payment section to proceed further 

Step 6: Select the mode of payment from the given options. Users can pay through online banking, credit or debit card 

Step 7: Once the payment is done, an SMS will be sent to the registered mobile number

How to check e-Challan status online on Parivahan Portal?

If the user want to download and find the misplaced e-Challan, it can be retrieved from the RTO parivahaan portal of Minitry of Road and Highways (MoRTH) to get the challan details online. How to check the e-Challan online on parivahan portal details are mentioned below: 

Step 1: Logon to

Step 2: Select the ‘Check Challan Status’ button on the page

Step 3: Enter Driving License (DL No) Number or vehicle number on the new page

Step 4: If there is no challan under DL or vehicle number Challan not Found message will popup.

Step 5: If the user have any pending challan then the challan details will shown in the page.

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E-Challan will be issued for violating traffic rules under New Motor Vehicle Act 2019

To have a safe ride on roads, drivers need to follow the basic traffic rules for not only avoiding penalties but also for running a successful logistics business. Some of the essential traffic rules in India:

Keep Left

In the Indian roads, the vehicles should always keep on the left-hand side of the road and drive on the left side of roadways.

Use Indicators

While driving vehicles, use proper signal indicators to avoid road mishaps and accidents.

Wear Helmet while Driving 2-Wheeler

It is mandatory to wear helmet for two wheel driving under section129 r/w 177 of Motor Vehicle Act.

Wear Seatbelts in LMV and HMV

Always wear the seat belt while drving light motor vehicles such as cars and also for heavy duty vehicles as presecribed under138 (3) CMVR law.

Avoid Mobile phones while driving

It is punishable offence to use mobile phone while driving vehicle under section 184 of Motor Vehicle Act.

Display Vehicle Registered Number Properly

Proper display of vehicle registration number is mandatory (39 r/w 192 of the Motor Vehicle Act).

Always Overtake from the right side

While driving vehicle, overtake the vehicle from the right side and avoid the left side overtaking.

Give way for emergency services

Ensure proper way has been given to emergency vehicles such as Ambulance, Fire services (194E of Motor Vehicle Act).

Maintain Lane Discipline

Follow the lane rules, side rules and yellow line strictly while driving vehicles.

Follow Road Signs

Follow the signs that are mentioned on roadside while driving (22 (b) RRR 239 MMVR 177 Motor Vehicle Act).

Give way for Pedestrians

Avoid driving at pedestrians and let the pedestrain serve the purpose of walkers.

Follow Signal Rules

121 RRR 177 Motor Vehicle Act (Follow Signal Rules)

Avoid Drunk and Drive

It is punishable offence under section185 of the Motor Vehicle Act for consuming alcohol and driving the vehicle.

Avoid Overloading

If it is goods carrier ensure the vehicle load is as mandated and directed by transportation laws, vehicle capacity. The same applies to passenger vehicles.

Fitness Certificate

For comercial fleet and personal vehicles the owner of the vehicle should have a proper vehicle fitness certificate under 130 r/w 177 of the Motor Vehicle Act.

Avoid Overspeeding

Overspeeding is punishable offence under 184 of the Motor Vehicle Act Vehicle Permit for Commercial Vehicles: Need to carry vehicle permit for commercial fleets under130 r/w 177 of the Motor Vehicle Act

Carry Driving License and Insurance Certificates

Always need to carry valid driving licence under section 3 of 181 of the Motor Vehicle Act. Also need to carry vehicle insurance certificate and need to submit the insurance to the traffic department on demand under section 130 r/w 177 of the Motor Vehicle Act. Carry valid documents related to vehicles and trip to avoid penalty under 130 (3) r/w 177 Motor Vehicle Act.

List of Traffic Violations & Penalties under New Motor Vehicles Act

The government  of India amended the Motor vehicle act on 2019 to make it more stringent and improve the traffic regulations in India. In that case, the government made changes in fine and imprisonment from Motor vehicle Act, 1988 to Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act, 2019. List of detailed amendments are mentioned below:

Offence Penalty under New Motor Vehicle (amendment) Act, 2019
General Offence for first time
First-Time Offence: Rs.500
General Offence for second time
Second-Time Offence: Rs.1,500
Violation of Road Rules
Rs.500 to Rs.1,000
Ticket less Travel
Disobeying orders from the Authorities and Refusing
Driving an Unauthorized Vehicle without License
Driving Without License
Driving Regardless of Disqualification
Over-Speeding fine for Light Motor Vehicle
Rs.1,000 to Rs.2,000
Over-Speeding fine for Medium Passenger or Goods Vehicle
Rs.2,000 to Rs.4,000 and impounding of DL for the Subsequent or Second-Time Offence.
Dangerous / Rash Driving for First time offence
Imprisonment of 6 Months to 1 Year and/or Fine of Rs.1,000 to Rs.5,000
Dangerous / Rash Driving for Second time offence
Imprisonment of up to 2 years and/or Fine up to Rs.10,000.
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Intoxicating Substance for First Time Offence
Rs.10,000 and/or Imprisonment of up to 6 months.
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Intoxicating Substance for Second Time Offence
Rs.15,000 and/or Imprisonment of up to 2 years.
Oversized Vehicles
Driving When Mentally/Physically Unfit for First time offence
Driving When Mentally/Physically Unfit for Second time offence
Accident Related Offences for First time offence
Rs.5,000 and/or Imprisonment of up to 6 months.
Accident Related Offences for Second time offence
Rs,10,000 and/or Imprisonment of up to 1 Year.
Driving Uninsured Vehicle (without Insurance) for first time offence
Rs.2,000 and/or Imprisonment of up to 3 months.
Driving Uninsured Vehicle (without Insurance) for second time offence
Rs.4,000 and/or Imprisonment of up to 3 months.
Racing and Speeding for first time offence
Rs.5,000 and/or Imprisonment of up to 3 months.
Racing and Speeding for second time offence
Rs.10,000 and/or Imprisonment of up to 1 year.
Vehicle Without Permit
Rs.10,000 and/or Imprisonment of up to 6 months.
Aggregators (Violations of Licensing Conditions)
Rs.25,000 to Rs.1 lakh
Rs.20,000 and Rs.2,000 per extra tonne
Overloading of Passengers
Rs.1,000 per extra passenger
Not Wearing Seatbelt
Overloading of Two-Wheelers
Rs.2,000 and Disqualification of License for 3 months
Not Wearing Helmet
Rs.1,000 and Disqualification of License for 3 months
Not Providing Way for Emergency Vehicles
Rs.10,000 and/or Imprisonment of 6 months
Offences by Juveniles
Rs.25,000 with Imprisonment of 3 years for which the Guardian / Owner shall be deemed to be guilty.
Power of Officers to Impound Documents
Suspension of DL under Section 183, 184, 185, 189, 190, 194C, 194D, 194E
Offences Committed by Enforcing Officers
Double the Penalty under Relevant Section

What is E-Challan Parivahan Sewa?

The government of India has started digitising all the sectors to improve the process, transparency and accountability. In that Minitry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) has initiated the online programme to reduce paperwork, late fee payment and waiting on long queues. In that way, the E-Challan Parivahan was launched to streamline the process and make it online for all traffic violation issues and fine payments.

With the help of the e-Challan Parivahan Sewa, people can now pay their traffic fines online, check status of e-challan and pending bill details on parivahan online website


What is offender doesn’t pay e-challan?

If the traffic rule violated offender doesn’t pay the fine amount after issuing the e-challan within 60 days or period prescribed by Traffic department, then the offender has to pay the fine in court, summon will be issued by court.

How to check the e-challan status?

The user can check all the e-challan status on the parivahan portal using the details of DL Number or vehicle registration number.

Can I pay the e-challan offline?

Yes, the user can pay the e-challan offline too. To pay offline the user needs to visit to the nearest traffic police station and follow the instructions directed by the police station.

Can I download the e-challans?

Yes the user can download the challans from online parivahaan. Get status of all you e-challans and pending challans on website portal.


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