Gurgaon or Gurugram is the third-largest financial hub in India after Chennai and Mumbai. For people looking to build their careers, Gurgaon is the perfect city to start. The endless career opportunities in the city have attracted millions from around the country and the world. This has also led to an increase in traffic and with that, an increase in traffic violations. In Gurgaon, traffic violations come in the form of eChallans. The Traffic Department in Haryana has ensured that the services offered by them are all available online for easier and convenient public access. If you live in Gurgaon and wish to pay any eChallan fines online, this is a complete guide to do so.
When it comes to controlling the traffic in Gurgaon, the responsibility lies with the Gurugram Police. The Traffic Police has 3 districts to look after, including West, East, and Highways. The official website of the Gurugram Police – http://gurgaon.haryanapolice.gov.in/index.htm has all the information you require to learn about the rules and regulations, road safety tips, traffic signs, and accidents and first aid among others. One of the most useful services used by the Gurugram Police to control traffic and offenders is the eChallan system. This is an effective method to catch anyone who breaks the law in the city and is used to fine them accordingly.
Any lawbreakers caught on camera will be fined through SMS on their registered contact number. The offence as well as the fine associated with it will be listed in the SMS. Once the fine is levied, the offender must choose to pay the said fine either online or offline. After the eChallan is issued, the offender will have a total of 60 days to make the payment of the fine. You can make the payment of the eChallan online through the below-mentioned steps.
If you wish to make the eChallan payment offline, there are a number of ways to complete that. Here are the easiest ways to pay your eChallan in Gurgaon offline:
Step 1: Find a Gurugram Traffic Police officer with an eChallan machine and provide the details such as driving license number, registration number, or challan number. When the eChallan is printed, make the payment through cash and accept the receipt.
Step 2: If a Traffic Police officer cannot be located, you can also visit the headquarters of the Gurugram Traffic Police and make the payment there in cash at the respected department.
Step 3: You can also prepare a Demand Draft, Cheque, or Pay Order and address it to the Gurugram Traffic Police Headquarters.
Step 4: Lastly, you can also make the payment offline by using the Post Office to send a Money Order in the name of the Gurugram Traffic Police.
If you wish to register a complaint with the Gurugram Traffic Police, they have a number of ways to do so – both online and offline. The WhatsApp number issued by the department is 9999981800 and has already registered over 1000 complaints through the messaging service. You can also leave a complaint through email at [email protected]. To contact the Gurugram Traffic Police, you can also call 0124-2386000 and leave a complaint via phone.
Like all states in the country, Haryana has certain rules and laws that have to be adhered to by everyone driving in the state and its cities. In Gurgaon, the rules and regulations are set by the Traffic Police Department. If anyone is caught breaking any of these laws, they will be punished accordingly. Here are some of the traffic rules and laws in Gurgaon that have to be followed:
Anyone who drives a vehicle in Gurugram is expected to wear a seatbelt while driving. If anyone is caught without a seatbelt, a fine of Rs. 100 will be levied for a first-time offender whereas Rs. 300 will be penalized for a subsequent offence.
The registration number plates of any vehicle in Gurugram should follow the specifications of the Police department. Anyone who is caught with a fancy number plate will be fined. The specified font for number plates is Arabic and no other font can be used.
According to the Central Motor Vehicle Rule of 1989, the windscreen window and the rear window should have a minimum of 70% visibility and the side windows are required to have a visibility of a minimum of 50%. Any vehicle not complying with these rules will be fined heavily.
Drivers caught driving under the influence of alcohol shall be punished by the Gurugram Traffic Police. The Motor Vehicle Act of 1988 states that a first-time offender shall be fined Rs. 2,000 and/or imprisonment for up to 6 months. For any subsequent offence, the fine will be increased to Rs. 3,000 and the imprisonment shall also be extended to up to 2 years.
The Gurugram Traffic Police are extremely strict when it comes to a driver using a mobile phone while driving a vehicle. The penalty for the offence is often a fine of Rs. 100 – 500, but if the offender is caught causing harm to others while using a phone and driving, the penalty is more severe and could include imprisonment.
We have already talked about how Gurgaon has been attracting millions of people for career opportunities. More people in the city means more vehicles on the road and that in turn, leads to more congestion, and a lot more traffic. Working along with some of the biggest names in the corporate sector, the Gurugram Police have installed thousands of CCTV cameras across the city at strategic points to catch anyone who breaks the law. These cameras are also used to penalize the offenders and are monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With the help of these CCTV cameras, the congestion in Gurugram has significantly been reduced.
An eChallan has replaced the need for the paper challan that was used about 6 years ago. Ever since October 2013, the eChallan has been used by Traffic Police across the country and is an effective and efficient way to levy fines on offenders. When a rule is broken, the offender receives an SMS with the eChallan number and the details of the offence. They have 60 days, after the eChallan has been issued, to make the payment online or in some other way they choose.
Paying an eChallan online is the most convenient way to pay any fines in Gurugram. Here are the steps to make a payment online:
You can even choose to make the payment through the PayTM App on your smartphone. Here are the steps to make a successful payment:
Step 1: Select MORE on the home page of the PayTM app.
Step 2: Under “City Services” or “Other Services” choose “Challan”.
Step 3: Select the traffic authority of your city.
Step 4: Enter all the details required – eChallan number, registration certificate number, vehicle number, driving license, and more.
Step 5: Select “Proceed”.
Step 6: Enter the amount of the fine and complete the payment mode, i.e., debit card, net banking, credit card, PayTM UPI.
In order to check the eChallan status in Gurugram, the State Government, working along with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and the Central Government the city have introduced a helpful app called “Parivahan”. Follow the steps mentioned here to check your eChallan status or any traffic fines against your name:
Step 1: Visit https://echallan.parivahan.gov.in/
Step 2: Click on “eChallan System”
Step 3: Click on “Check Online Services”
Step 4: Click on “Check eChallan Status”
Step 5: Enter the “Challan Number”, Vehicle Number” or Driving License Number” to get all the pending notices or EChallan information
Step 6: Enter the Captcha code shown on the next page and click “Get Details”
Step 7: A new page with all the information will be displayed.
Since the Motor Vehicle Act of 1988, the challan list in Gurugram has been updated a number of times and some of the latest violations and their fines are listed here:
|Driving without a valid license||Rs. 5,000|
|Driving with expired Driving License||Rs. 5,000|
|Driving without Registration Certificate||Rs. 5,000 – 10,000|
|Not Meeting Air Pollution Standards||Rs. 10,000|
|Driving without a DL||Rs. 5,000|
|Driving with an expired DL||Rs. 5,000|
|Underaged person driving||Rs. 5,000|
|Unauthorised person driving a vehicle||Rs. 5,000|
|Having more than a single DL||Rs. 500 – 1st Offence Rs. 1,500 – 2nd Offence|
|Driving without license plates||Rs. 5,000|
|Unpaid Road Tax||Rs. 500 – 1st Offence Rs. 1,500 – 2nd Offence|
|Driving uninsured or expired insurance vehicle||Rs. 2,000 – 1st Offence Rs. 4,000 – 2nd Offence|
|Air pollution standards violation||Rs. 10,000|
|Overloading on any vehicle as prescribed on RC||Rs. 500 – 1st Offence Rs. 1,500 – 2nd Offence|
|Obstructing other drivers or vehicles||Rs. 500 – 1st Offence Rs. 1,500 – 2nd Offence|
|Carrying dangerous or explosive materials that can cause injury to the public||Rs. 500 – 1st Offence Rs. 1,500 – 2nd Offence|
|Dangerous driving||Rs. 5,000 – 1st Offence Rs. 10,000 – 2nd Offence|
|Driving and using a mobile phone||Rs. 5,000 – 1st Offence Rs. 10,000 – 2nd Offence|
|Driving slower or faster than the speed limit||Rs. 2,000|
|Driving while physically or mentally unfit||Rs. 1,000 – 1st Offence Rs. 2,000 – 2nd Offence|
|Disobeying orders from a Police Officer||Rs. 2,000|
|Disobeying Police Officer signals||Rs. 5,000 – 1st Offence Rs. 10,000 – Subsequent Offence|
|Violating road signs while driving||Rs. 5,000 – 1st Offence Rs. 10,000 – Subsequent Offence|
|Driving on a footpath or cycle track||Rs. 500|
|Overtaking while driving a vehicle||Rs. 5,000 – 1st Offence Rs. 10,000 – 2nd Offence|
|Changing lanes without a signal||Rs. 500 – 1st Offence Rs. 1,500 – 2nd Offence|
|Not keeping a safe distance between vehicles||Rs. 500 – 1st Offence Rs. 1,500 – 2nd Offence|
|Driving without a helmet||Rs. 1,000|
|Pillion passenger without a helmet||Rs. 1,000|
|Carrying 3 passengers on 2-wheeler||Rs. 1,000|
|Using tinted windows on a vehicle||Rs. 10,000|
Q: How can I check my traffic challan online in Gurugram?
A: You can check your eChallan online by visiting https://echallan.parivahan.gov.in/.
Q: What happens if I don’t pay eChallan in Gurugram?
A.: For anyone who fails to pay the fine:
1. They will be visited by a Gurugram Traffic Police Officer at their home address to collect the fine.
2. If the fine is not collected from the offender’s home, they will be summoned to court.
3. In case the offender does not appear in court, their license will be suspended.
Q: Who is authorised for the collection of traffic fines in Gurugram?
A.: Collecting eChallan fines are the responsibility of the Gurugram Traffic Police as well as the Haryana Police.