The amended Motor Vehicles Act has struck terror into the hearts of motorists and vehicle owners all over the country with its terrifyingly high fines for traffic violations.
New Delhi, Sept 18: The amended Motor Vehicles Act has struck terror into the hearts of motorists and vehicle owners all over the country with its terrifyingly high fines for traffic violations.
Here are some of the features of the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 we should all keep in mind.
1. What is it?
The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 came into being based on the recommendations of the Group of Transport Ministers of States.
In an effort to prevent violation of traffic rules which are rampant on Indian roads, the Act has imposed massive hikes in fines for a range of offences.
In some cases, fines have been increased by 10 times from the previous rates.
An e-challan is generated every time the installed cameras capture a traffic rule violation.
Traffic police officers are also capable of issuing an e-challan for traffic rule offence. These challans can be paid online as well as offline.The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways’ website allows citizens to pay their traffic e-challans online.Here is a process that will help you navigate through most websites to check the status and pay your fine online:
-You need to visit the https://echallan.parivahan.gov.in.-Go to E-Challan – Digital Traffic/Transport Enforcement Solution in the website.-Click on ‘Check Challan Status’-The website allows you to check the status using either your challan number, vehicle number or driving licence number.-You have to enter the captcha code to proceed. If a valid e-challan is found, the website will list the challan and provide an option for payment.
-Two different challans can be issued using licence number as well as the vehicle number. So, you must search using both the details to see the status of your challan.-Now you can click on ‘Pay Now’ to make the payment online.
-You have to verify your mobile number with OTP sent to your number. You will be redirected to respective state e-challan payment website.
-You can use your credit/ debit card or Internet banking to pay an e-challan.
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