What happens if you don't pay e-challan?
Since the implementation of the Motor Vehicle Act 2019, the amount of online vehicle challans has increased drastically. The new traffic rules and regulations have made people very diligent in how they drive on roads. When the act was first implemented, many states saw huge challans being issued to commuters, for example, in Odisha, e challan worth INR 59,000 were issued for tractors and INR 6.5 challan for just a truck driver in the state.
Once an e-challan online is issued to a commuter, they often have a varied set of questions to ask! For some, it is important to know when they can pay off their e-challan while for others it is essential to know what they should do about a challan pending in court. Well, we have the answer to all the questions you have. We will tell you what a challan pending in court means and also if the police or the concerned traffic department can recover the fine from you in any way.
In case you haven’t paid challan within the stipulated timeline, there are a couple of things that can happen if you have a challan pending in court:
1. Visiting a court:
In case you have a challan pending in court, you will have to visit the court to make the payment. Even if you have received a challan on the spot and you don’t pay it off on time, it is moved to the court, which is where you can make its settlement. Usually, if the challan time limit is crossed, a court order is summoned about your challan pending in court.
2. Pay it to traffic police:
If you haven’t had a chance to pay your e-challan online, you can find traffic police to complete the payment of your challan pending in court. Always remember, no traffic police officer has the right to recover a fine from you forcibly. Cops can only stop you if they see you violating road rules but no one can keep your driver’s license or car documents or force you to pay challan on the spot.
3. Paid via insurance:
The government is trying out a new format where a person’s e-challan amount can be recovered from their insurance. If a person has not been able to pay off their challan in time, the pending voice challan can be recovered when the person renews their insurance. As per reports, the Regulatory Insurance Authority of India (IRDA) has begun work on the initial work for this project. It will be implemented in Delhi as a trial and if it works, and the challans pending in court are reduced, it will be implemented across the country.
How to save yourself from challans pending in court?
To save yourself the hassle of late e-challan payment leading to rounds of the court or summoning, you can quickly and easily pay your e-challan online with Park+.
Step 2: Click on the ‘Challan tab’ and enter your vehicle registration number
Step 3: Click on ‘Update’ followed by ‘Update Now’
Step 4: You will get the updated details of your e-challan by clicking on ‘Get challan details’
Step 5: Once you have the updated challan information, click on ‘Pay dues’ to clear your challan amount
It’s as simple as that and also saves you court hassles for late e-challan payment.