Paying fines for traffic violations — at least some of them — could soon go online.
If the proposal gets the home ministry’s nod, motorists will be able to use the Delhi Traffic Police website (www.delhitrafficpolice.nic.in) to pay for offences for which challan notices are sent by post.
While paying, one would have to enter the notice number and vehicle registration number. A receipt will be generated. Challans served on the spot won’t be included in this facility.
“We hope this system starts in a few weeks. We have already tied up with the State Bank of India. The bank would charge Rs. 10 or 1.5% of the fine, whichever is higher, as processing fee,” said Satyendra Garg, joint commissioner of police (traffic).
The ongoing system of paying at the DCP (traffic) or traffic circle inspector’s office through cash or cheque would, however, continue.
The traffic police issue an average of 10,000 challans on the spot every day and post about 1,400 notices.