How to Check and Pay Kerala Traffic Fines?

How to Check and Pay Kerala Traffic Fines

Recently, Kerala is witnessing a rapid increase in road accidents and traffic violations. To minimize the traffic violations, the state has implemented a revised penalty structure, and the government of Kerala has been quick to implement the amended penalties. Moreover, to ensure that the traffic rules are followed properly, the government has also facilitated the service of e-challan. Read this article further to know in detail how to check and pay Kerala traffic fines.

What is E-Challan?

E-challan is an electronically generated fine document issued to a person for the violation of the traffic rules. E-challan was introduced by the government to increase transparency in the service and to reduce traffic violations. E-challan payment in Kerala has to be done within 60 days from the date of challan issuance.

How to Check E-Challan Status in Kerala?

An individual can check the RTO e-challan status by following these simple steps:

Step 1– Visit the official website for e-challan issuance provided by the transport department of Kerala.

Step 2– Click on the option of ‘check challan status’ from the menu bar

Step 3– Enter the vehicle registration number, challan number and captcha code

Step 4– Click on ‘Get Details’. The challan related information will be reflected on the screen

How to Pay E-challan Using Kerala Traffic Police Challan Payment System?

By following these simple steps an individual can make Kerala traffic fine payment online through the state’s official website-

Step1– Visit the official website of the Kerala police government to make the payment

Step 2– Enter the vehicle number

Step 3– Click on the ‘Search’ option

Step 4– The screen will display the amount to be paid, violation made and CCTV photos (If the violation is captured on the road camera)

Step 5– Click on the ‘Pay’ button

Step 6– The individual will be directed to the net-banking page

Step 7– The payee can make the payment using the debit card, credit card, net-banking, etc.

*Note the reference number generated before proceeding to e-challan online payment.

How to Pay E-Challan through Paytm?

On Paytm Mobile App

  • Open the Paytm Mobile Application on your phone
  • Click on ‘Recharge and Pay Bills’
  • Scroll Down to find ‘Challan’ and click on it
  • Select the ‘Traffic Authority’
  • Enter the required details such as Challan ID/Number, vehicle number, etc.
  • Click on ‘Proceed’ to check the fine amount
  • Choose the preferred mode of payment from credit card, debit card, Paytm wallet, Paytm postpaid, UPI & Net Banking
  • Once you complete the payment you will receive a notification regarding the same

On Paytm Website

  • Go to the ‘Challan Bill Payment’ page on the Paytm website
  • Choose the ‘Traffic Authority’
  • Enter the required details such as Challan ID/Number, vehicle number, etc.
  • Click on ‘Proceed’ to check the fine amount
  • Choose the preferred mode of payment from credit card, debit card, Paytm wallet, Paytm postpaid, UPI & Net Banking
  • Once you complete the payment you will receive a notification regarding the same

Note- Currently, individuals can pay challan for Andhra Pradesh, Faridabad, Chennai, Telangana & Maharashtra traffic authorities only at Paytm. For traffic authorities other than this the individuals can check online if they allow e-challan payment.

Latest Traffic Rules Violation Penalties in Kerala

ViolationPenalty
Driving Without HelmetRs. 500
Driving/Riding Without a LicenseRs. 5000
Racing and SpeedingRs. 5000
Speeding medium to heavy vehicleRs. 3000
Obstructing the free flow of trafficRs. 200
Driving/riding while on the mobile (handheld)Rs. 2000
Drunk Driving1st offense- Up to 6 months of imprisonment and/or fine up to Rs.10,0002nd Offense- Up to 2 years of imprisonment and/or fine up to Rs.15,000
Driving without insurance1st offense- Up to 3 months of imprisonment and/or fine up to Rs.20002nd offense- Up to 3 months of imprisonment and/or fine up to Rs.4,000

The Bottom Point!

It is imperative to follow, know and get yourself acquainted with the traffic rules and regulations. In case an individual is fined with e-challan then he/she can use both website or mobile applications to pay the fine.

FAQs
Within how many days does e-challan need to be paid?
An e-challan needs to be paid within 60 days from the date of issuance. In case, the person fails to pay the challan on time, then it will be forwarded to court.
What will happen in case of non-payment of challan?
In case, an individual fails to pay e-challan within the stipulated times, then the challan will be sent to the court. The individual will need to visit the court to settle the challan.
For what kind of violations can an e-challan be issued?
An e-challan can be issued for any type of traffic violation such as breaking road marking rules, improper or rash driving, disobeying the traffic lights, improper display of number plate, not putting the seatbelt on, etc.
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