Delhi Traffic Police Challan & Traffic Fines

All vehicle owners, whether it is a car, bike, or commercial vehicle have to follow Delhi traffic rules to avoid getting Delhi traffic challans and have a safe ride. Even though the rules followed by the vehicle owners do not seem enough to prevent road accidents. As per the Delhi traffic police reports, there have been over 1400 road accidents in the city of Delhi in 2019.

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Delhi Traffic Rules

The Central Government made some changes in the traffic fines after witnessing a rise in road fatalities. The amendment in the Motor Vehicle Act 1988 came into effect on September 1, 2019. The vehicle owners in the capital city started taking traffic rules a bit more seriously and made sure to carry mandatory documents like driving license, registration certificate, pollution under control certificate and insurance. This has been helping them avoid the Delhi traffic challan.

However, some states like Karnataka, Kerala, Gujarat after witnessing the unaffordable hikes in the traffic fines made changes in their states so that the middle class and lower-middle-class people can afford to pay for the fines. But Delhi did not make any changes in the traffic fines and the amended traffic rules and fines were implemented in the Union Territory of Delhi.

Documents Required to Avoid Delhi Traffic Challan

According to the rules applied by Delhi traffic police, vehicle owners must carry the following documents while driving on the roads of Delhi.

  • Valid License
  • RegistrationCertificate (RC)
  • Pollution under control certificate (PUC)
  • Insurance policy (Third-party liability)

If the defaulter is caught violating any Delhi traffic rules and could not show any of these documents when asked by the traffic police will have to face the fine accordingly.

Violation Amended Fines (In Rs.) Old Fines (In Rs.)
Without License 5000 and/or community service 500
Overspeeding For LMV: 1000-2000For MPV?HPV: 2000-4000 (Plus License seizure) 400
Drunk driving 1000 and/or imprisonment for 6 months15,000 and/or imprisonment for 2 years for repeating the violation 2000
Without Insurance 2000 and/or imprisonment for 3 months, community service4000 for subsequent violation 1000 with up to 3 months of punishment
Without seatbelt 1000 and/or community service 100
Racing and Speeding 5000 and/or imprisonment for 3 months, community service10,000 for subsequent offence and up to 1-year imprisonment, community service 500
Dangerous driving & Jumping red light 1000-5000 and/or imprisonment for 6 months to 1 year, License seizure. 100-300
Violation of road regulations 500-1000 100
Using mobile while driving/riding (handheld) 5000 1000
Driving/Riding despite disqualification 10,000 and/or community service 500
Not giving way to emergency vehicles 10,000 and/or community service 500
Without helmet (Rider & Pillion rider) 1000 and/or license disqualification and/or community service for 3 months 100
Overloading on two-wheelers 2000 and license disqualification and/or community service for 3 months 100
Juvenile offences 25,000 with imprisonment upto 3 yearsRegistration cancellation for 1 yearJuvenile cannot get a license until 25 years of age  
Without ticket 500 200
Overboard of passengers 200 for every extra passengers and/or community service  
Using unauthorized vehicles without a license 1000-5000 1000
Offering bribes/Enforcing authorities Two times the fines (as per the traffic rule violation)  
Not sharing information as per orders by traffic authority/Not obeying orders 2000 500
Vehicle without permit 10,000 and/or imprisonment up to 6 months, community service Up to 5000
Riding/Driving without registration 500010,000 for subsequent violation  

If you do not follow the Delhi traffic rules and violate any of the traffic rules the Delhi traffic police can issue the traffic challan according to the violation. If you get caught violating any rule on the camera installed on the signals as well as on the side of the roads then the Delhi traffic police will send you an e-challan to the home address registered and you will have to pay the challan online.

How to Pay Challan Online?

Delhi traffic police have been utilizing digitalization and there are cameras and speed sensors installed on signals as well as on the side of the roads. Any vehicle owner/driver is caught on camera violating the traffic rule will get an e-challan sent to their home address as well as to their registered email ID. To pay the challan online in Delhi, follow the steps mentioned below.

  • Visit the Delhi traffic police e-challan website.
  • You will see a tab of “Check challan status” on the menu bar.
  • Mention the required details like challan number, vehicle number, and DL number.
  • Enter the Captcha as shown on the screen.
  • Then click on the tab “Get Details”.
  • Then you will see the details and payment options tab named “Pay now”.
  • Click on “Pay now”
  • It will take you to the payment gateway where you will see payment options like Debit/credit card or Net banking.
  • Choose your desired option and pay.
  • You will receive a receipt on the completion of your payment.

Must-Follow these Traffic Rules in Delhi

All the drivers/riders in Delhi must follow these traffic rules to avoid accidents as well as getting fined by the traffic police.

  • All the drivers/riders in Delhi must carry the license, pollution under control certificate, insurance, and registration certificate to avoid getting traffic fines.
  • Follow road instructions and traffic signals to avoid it asit will keep you safe from getting into any accidents and keep you from getting fined.
  • Wear a helmet both rider and pillion rider while riding on a two-wheeler. As safety comes first.
  • Wear your seatbelt while driving a car. It is for your safety.
  • Do not use mobile phones whileriding a bike or driving a four-wheeler as it can lead to a fatal accident as well as a hefty fine.
  • Do not drink and drive. It can lead to deadly accidents and you will have to pay a heavy fine if the traffic police catch you.
  • Cooperate with the traffic officials and do not try and bribe them as it can lead you to some serious trouble or maybe jail.

The rules and regulations are made for your own safety and a smooth flow of traffic. Follow these rules to avoid getting fined.

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Written By: PolicyBazaar - Updated: 26 October 2021
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