Traffic violators now cannot escape penalties with integrated e-Challan system and facility of online payment

Saddled with unpaid e-Challans? You will now be able to pay the challan amount by just swiping your card right on the road.

DGP V. Dinesh Reddy on Monday launched the new integrated e-Challan system along with new advanced Personal Digital Assistants (PDA) machines that are loaded with user-friendly features.

Now a person will be able to pay his challan immediately by swiping a debit or credit card or through net banking facility provided in Hyderabad Traffic Police website.

Pending cases

More than 70 per cent of the e-Challans are yet to be paid by the motorists and the new PDAs will help in reducing this pendency, Additional CP (Traffic) C.V. Anand said.

From now on, the e-Challans will also have photo of the violation and public can view these photos through traffic police website, he said. The option of paying online will be provided in the website by Wednesday, he said.

Innovation

“Till now policemen used to take photos of the violations and raise the challans, but these photos used to remain in the hard disks of police stations. In the new system all these photos will be put online and people can view the proof of the violation and then pay the challan amount through net banking,” Mr. Anand explained.

Lauding the traffic police, Mr. Reddy said that the police force in the State is doing rapid progress through innovation.

“The foolproof system being implemented by the traffic police in the city will go a long way in putting the city traffic police in the forefront of enforcement.

The visual proof being provided along with the e-Challan will avoid unnecessary arguments with the public,” he said.

150 new PDAs

Traffic police procured 150 new PDAs that will be provided to officers of SI and above rank. Motorists can view the photos of violations in the PDAs too and can swipe their card to pay the challan amount which will be immediately updated in the server.

However, the current practice of checking the motorists for pending challans through older Personal Digital Assistants will continue and motorists can pay the amount through e-Seva centres, net banking facilities or through new Personal Digital Assistants wherever possible, Mr. Anand clarified.

Mr. Reddy also handed over five Speed Laser Guns, 10 Tint Meters, 50 new breath analysers, 88 outdoor UPS systems, to provide uninterrupted power supply to CCTVs, and 350 wheel clamps.

Have your say

Despite the facility of immediate payment being extended, the traffic violator will continue to pay Rs. 35 extra per e-Challan towards user charges, printing and despatching costs, eSeva charges and APTechnological Services charges. The police are considering to exempt the eSeva charge of Rs 5 to those opting to use online payment facility.

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