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Traffic offenders will be able to pay fine online

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, July 13, 2013
First Published: 01:45 IST(13/7/2013) | Last Updated: 02:21 IST(13/7/2013)

Soon, you will be able to pay fine for traffic violations online.

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The Delhi traffic police are going to introduce an e-payment system on their website, www.delhitrafficpolice.nic.in. People who are sent fines by post will be able to use the facility and pay their fines through debit or credit card. Currently, for paying such fines, the violators have to go to the DCP (traffic) or the traffic circle inspector’s office in person. 

The payments would be routed through an online payment gateway for which the traffic police have tied up with the State Bank of India, said a senior traffic police officer.

“The project is now under consideration of ministry of home affairs. It will be okayed by the ministry, hopefully within a month,” said Anil Shukla, additional commissioner of police (traffic). However, to avail the facility, users/violators will have to pay a processing fee of 10%-15% of the challan amount to the bank, said sources.

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Once the proposal gets the home ministry’s nod, motorists will be able to log on to the Delhi traffic police website to pay penalty for traffic rule violations.

To make the payment, one will have to enter the notice number and vehicle registration number in the designated columns. After the payment is made, a receipt will be generated. However, the police said online payment will not be applicable to challans that are served on the spot.

The traffic police post an average of 1,500 challan notices every day to the violators’ registered addresses. Notices are sent to the ones whom the policemen don’t stop immediately after the violations so that the flow of traffic is not disrupted.

Common violations for which notices are sent by post include driving without wearing seat belts, talking on the phone while driving, riding two-wheelers without wearing helmets, jumping traffic light and driving in non-designated lanes.

“For spot challans also, people will be able to pay the penalty online once we introduce the e-challan devices. These devices are slated to be operational in a month,” said a traffic police officer.

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