How to Check and Pay Mumbai Traffic Fines?

How to Check and Pay Mumbai Traffic Fines

Mumbai is one of the top listed states with a maximum number of traffic violations and unpaid challan. Around 46% of the state’s unpaid challan is from Mumbai, which amounted to Rs. 280 crore until last month. The total state’s unpaid challan has hiked up to Rs. 602 crore. With the rapid increase in the number of traffic violations, the state has authorized the payment of fines via cash in Mumbai city. However, this authorization comes with a condition that a cash fine should be handed to an officer and not a constable.

The government of Mumbai also provides the facility of e-challan to pay traffic fines online in an easy and hassle-free way. Read this article to know in detail how to check and pay Mumbai traffic fines online.

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 Mumbai has to be done within 60 days from the date of challan issuance.

How to Check E-Challan Status in Mumbai?

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

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

Step 2– Go to ‘Check Challan Status’

Step 3– Enter the required details such as 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 Mumbai Traffic Police Challan Payment System?

Under the new system of e-challan Mumbai, the violators are notified through SMS on their mobile number that is registered upon encountering any traffic violation. By following these simple steps an individual can make Mumbai traffic fine payment online through the state’s official website-

Step 1– Click on the official website link given on the SMS

Step 2– After clicking on the portal, there are two ways in which you can log in-

  • Enter the registered vehicle number and the last four digits of engine number

or;

  • Enter the challan number mentioned on the SMS and login directly

Step 3– Enter all the required details and click on the ‘Pay’ button.

Step 4– You will be directed to the net-banking page

Step5– 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 Mumbai

There have been some updates regarding penalties issued by the Mumbai traffic police. Let’s take a look at the latest penalties allotted according to the traffic rule:

ViolationRevised Traffic Penalties in Mumbai
Driving with no seatbelt onRs. 1000
Driving/Riding Without a LicenseRs. 5000
Over SpeedingLVM: Rs. 1000- Rs. 2000MPV/HPV: Rs.2000- Rs.4000 (and Seizure of license)
Obstructing the free flow of trafficRs. 200
Driving/riding while on the mobile (handheld)Rs. 5000
Racing and SpeedingRs. 5,000For repetitive violation Rs. 10,000
Drunk DrivingRs. 10,000for repetitive violation- Rs. 15,000
Driving without insuranceRs. 2000For repetitive violation- Rs. 4000
Obstructing while emergency vehicle goes byRs. 10,000
Overloading of to-wheelersRs. 2000 and disqualification of license
Overloading of four-wheelersRs. 2000 and disqualification of license
Juvenile offensesRs. 25,000 canceling registration for a year, will be ineligible for a driving license till 25 years of juvenile’s age.
Driving/riding after being disqualifiedRs. 10,000
Driving with no requisite ticketRs. 500
Bribe OfferingDouble the total payable penalty of roadside violation
Honking in a silent zoneRs. 2000For repetitive violation- Rs. 4000
Aggregator with no driving licenseRs. 25,000- Rs. 1,00,000
Operation of oversized vehicleRs. 5000- Rs. 10,000
Not adhering to the order of authoritiesRs. 2000
Riding without a helmet (both rider and the pillion rider)Rs. 1000

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 in Mumbai 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.
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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