How to Check and Pay Pune Traffic Fines?

There has been a considerable hike in the existing penalties on various road and traffic violations after the recent amendments made to the Motor Vehicle Act,1988. While some states haven’t implemented the revised penalty structure yet, the Government of Maharashtra has been quick to implement the amended penalties. Moreover, to ensure that traffic rules are properly followed, the government has also facilitated e-challan service. Now, people who have traffic fines in their name can easily pay their challans on online payment portals that provide e-challan payment services. Read this article to know how to check and pay traffic fines in Pune.

How to Check Traffic Fines in Pune Online?

The following is the step-by-step process to check traffic fine/e-challan issued for the vehicle online, in Pune.

Step 1 – Open the official website for the e-challan issue provided by the transport department of Maharashtra

Step 2 – From the available options, choose ‘e-challan payments’

Step 3 – From the list of traffic violations payments, choose the violation type for which the challan has been issued. You can confirm it from the details given in the SMS sent to you

Step 4 – Enter your vehicle’s registration number and chassis/engine number of the vehicle, or the challan number issued

Step 5 – On entering the required detail, you will be able to view the fine issued for the concerning violation

Once you know the amount of fine issued for your vehicle, you can proceed to make the payment. Know that you must make the payment on time, the non-compliance of which can invite legal action.

How to Pay Traffic Fines Online in Pune?

Following is the step-by-step process to pay traffic fine/e-challan issued for the vehicle online, in Pune.

Step 1 – Enter your name and email id. Make sure that the vehicle is registered with the same person whose name is entered for a successful payment

Step 2 – Confirm the amount of fine issued before making the payment

Step 3 – Choose a suitable mode to make the payment of your e-challan

Step 4 – Validate your entries by entering the captcha provided

Step 5 – Complete your payment of e-challan

What is an e-challan?

An e-challan is an electronically generated document that is issued with the help of the Electronic Challan System. It is an initiative taken by the government of India to improve its service and ensure transparency. The traffic cops are now given swiping machines that enable them to generate a printed challan on the spot when they catch hold of a traffic violator. The e-challan generated also makes a real-time entry in the traffic police server. The traffic violators can now pay e-challan offline or online depending on the service provided by their state or city.

Steps by Step Process to Make Online Traffic Fine Payment Using Paytm

Online payment portals like Paytm make the payment of challan quite easy and they involve a very simple process. Follow these steps to pay challan online-

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.

The Bottom Point!

The e-challan can be paid using both websites as well as using the mobile application. Individuals can also use the Maharashtra Traffic app to pay their traffic fines.

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.
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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