Unpaid traffic fines: Impact on online services and vehicle ownership

If you've been ignoring traffic challans, now they may prevent you from accessing crucial services through the online Vahan portal.

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Have you been ignoring traffic challans, thinking they won't catch up with you? Think again! Delhi's new rule is here to ensure that outstanding challans don't hinder your online vehicle-related tasks.


  • Unpaid traffic fines may block online vehicle services via the Vahan portal.

  • Five pending challans for 90+ days put vehicles in the non-transacted category.

  • Delhi Transport bars multiple offenders with 5+ unpaid challans from transactions.

  • 20,000+ vehicles with 100+ violations face restricted online access.

What's the new rule?

Over 20,684 vehicles have accumulated more than 100 pending challans each. Now, the department is taking action by categorising vehicles with over five pending challans for more than 90 days as 'not to be transacted' on the Vahan portal. So, if you have more than five pending challans, you might face hurdles in using the online Vahan portal for tasks like changing vehicle ownership or obtaining a fitness certificate.

The Delhi traffic cops had issued 2,63,96,367 notices to 58,81,261 vehicles by June 30 this year. Moreover, 2,21,56,496 of these notices remain unacknowledged by 51,25,020 vehicles. Digging deeper, 67,42,448 notices are linked to 1,65,072 vehicles that have 20 or more unpaid fines each and booked for 5,04,958 additional violations after initial interceptions by traffic officers.

What are E-challans?

E-challans are a modern solution for handling traffic violations. These digital notices provide photographic evidence of violations, such as running red lights or speeding. When caught on camera or by a traffic officer, you'll receive a text notice on your registered phone. This notice outlines the infraction and allows you to pay the fine online through the police website.

Traffic violations that will get you an E-challan

  • Jumping red lights

  • Refusing to provide necessary information upon request

  • Driving without a licence

  • Driving an unauthorised vehicle

  • Causing traffic obstruction

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How to check E-challan status?

  1. Visit the Parivahan e-challan webpage.

  2. Enter your challan number, vehicle number, or driving licence number.

  3. The site will display a list of your e-challans.

  4. Click on a challan to access offence history and pending fines.

How to make the challan payment?

  1. Visit the official Parivahan website's payment section.

  2. Enter your challan number, vehicle number, or driving license number.

  3. Input the captcha for verification.

  4. View the challan details.

  5. Choose your preferred payment method: net banking, debit card, or credit card.

  6. After payment, expect an SMS confirmation on your registered mobile number.

You can also settle your challan offline at the nearest police station.

Taking the road of responsibility

In Delhi, notorious for its traffic issues, this digital fine enforcement is crucial. This initiative cultivates responsibility among vehicle owners by encouraging prompt fine payments and upholding road rules.

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