E-Challan – Check & Pay Traffic Challan Online

An E-Challan is an electronic system used by traffic police to issue fines for traffic violations, such as speeding or not wearing a seatbelt. This system replaces traditional paper tickets with digital ones, making the process faster and more efficient. You will receive the E-Challan via SMS or email, and you can pay it online using various payment methods.

On this page, we will guide you through the steps to check your E-Challan and make online payments easily.

E-Challan Status & Download Online

To quickly check and download your E-Challan, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the official E-Challan website: echallan.parivahan.gov.in.
  2. Click on “Check Online Services” on the homepage.
  3. Select “Check Challan Status” from the drop-down menu.
  4. Choose your search option: by Challan Number, Vehicle Number, or Driving License Number.
  5. Enter the necessary details, such as the relevant number and captcha code.
  6. Click “Get Details” to view and download your E-Challan status, including the due amount, issue date, and payment information.
e-Challan Status

Now for E-Challan payment, choose a payment option such as net banking, credit/debit card, or mobile wallet. Complete the payment and download the payment receipt for your records.

Pay Challans in Virtual Court

If you haven’t paid your Challan within 3–4 months, it will be sent to court. At that point, you can make the payment through the virtual court website.

We have provided detailed instructions on how to do this below.

  1. Visit the virtual court website at vcourts.gov.in/virtualcourt.
  2. Select your state and department.
  3. Enter your challan details using your Vehicle Number, Mobile Number, or CRN Number.
  4. Click “Submit” to view your challan information.
  5. Make your payment online using Net Banking, UPI, Cards, or a QR Scanner.
E-challan in virtual court

Checking Failed or Pending Challan Payments

To check failed or pending challan transactions, follow these steps:

  1. Open your web browser and visit the official E-Challan site: echallan.parivahan.gov.in.
  2. Click on “Check Online Services” on the main page.
  3. From the drop-down menu, select either “Check Failed Transaction” or “Check Pending Transaction,” depending on your need.
  4. Enter your vehicle number and complete the Captcha Code.
  5. Click “Get Details” to view your failed or pending challan information.
Check Pending Transaction

If your E-Challan payment failed, try making the payment 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 file a complaint about a wrong challan, follow these steps:

  1. Open your web browser and go to echallan.parivahan.gov.in.
  2. Click on the “Complaint” option in the main menu.
  3. You will be directed to the grievance page where you can file your complaint.
  4. 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). You can also upload an image in jpeg, jpg, or png format.
  5. Enter the captcha and click “Submit.”
Challan Grievance System

You will receive an e-ticket number to track your complaint. The authorities will investigate your issue, which may take some time.

Traffic Violations and Fines in India

Here is a breakdown of various traffic offenses and their corresponding fines:

Driving/Riding Without Licence₹5,000
Driving/Riding without InsuranceFirst-time offense: ₹10,000
Second-time offense: ₹15,000
OverspeedingLMV: ₹1,000-₹2,000
MPV/HPV: ₹2,000-₹4,000 (+ licence seizure)
Driving Without a Seat BeltFirst-time offense: ₹2,000 and/or 3-months prison, community service
Second-time offense: ₹4,000
₹1000, and licence disqualification, community service for 3 months₹1,000 and/or community service
Speeding and Racing₹5,000 and/or 3-months prison, community service
₹10,000 for subsequent violation and up to 1 year in prison, community service
Dangerous Driving/Riding and Jumping Red Light₹1,000- ₹5,000 and/or 6-months to 1 year in prison, licence seizure
Violating Road Regulations₹500- ₹1000
Driving/Riding While on the Mobile (Handheld)₹5,000
Driving/Riding Despite Disqualification₹10,000, and/or community service
Not Giving Way to Emergency Vehicles like Ambulances, Fire Engines, etc.₹10,000 and/or community service
Riding Without Helmet (Rider and Pillion Rider)₹2,000 and licence disqualification and/or 3 months of community service
Overloading Two-wheelersOffenses committed by Enforcing Authorities, such as Offering Bribes
Juvenile Offenses₹25,000 with 3 years prison, cancellation of registration for 1 year, juvenile ineligible for licence until 25 years of age.
Overboarding Passengers₹200 for every extra passenger and/or community service
Driving/Riding Without Ticket₹500
₹10,000 and/or up-to 6-months prison, community serviceTwice the penalty (varies according to traffic rules violated)
Unauthorized Use of Vehicles Without Licence₹1,000- ₹5,000
Refusing to Share Information Under Traffic Authority/Disobeying Orders₹2,000
Vehicles Without Permit₹10,000 and/or up to 6 months prison, community service
Driving/Riding Without Registration₹5,000 | ₹10,000 for subsequent offense