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How does the E-Challan system work in India?

How does the E-Challan system work in India?

With further technological progress, traffic violation rules have also become strict. Take a look at this newly introduced system of tickets in India.

India has a large number of traffic accidents each year, mostly due to ignoring traffic rules. Electronic chalan is a form of ticketing, and this is criminalized for violating traffic rules. It was presented as an attempt to make people more aware of traffic rules and to scare them from pursuing them so that they avoided sanctions. Read on to find out what this system is in more detail and how it works in India. 

What is an electronic shawl?

Chalan is a written notice that traffic police can issue, under their official name, to anyone who violates appropriate traffic rules. It is an official notice and has been regulated since the Automobile Act 1988. The electronic chalan is just an electronic copy of this notice. With the introduction of an electric device, this version can now be wider and more accurate. 

Manual notifications can often take more time and effort and are subject to errors. Electronic shawls can be automatically released even in the case of the actual absence of a traffic police officer due to CCT devices that have now been installed. CCTVs send their feeds to an app that can be downloaded to the officer's phone, where they can see the violation and issue the electronic challan accordingly. Moreover, electronic challans can be paid online, not only increasing convenience but also reducing the chances of confiscating tickets through bribery or so on. This entire system has greatly enhanced rule-keeping and increased comfort. 

How does the E-Challan system work in India?

As we have already established, the Electronic Chalan system is very accurate and effective. Here is how it works in India.

1. CCT TVs have been installed on almost all major roads in India. Nutrition from television sets with expensive devices is sent directly to police officers and recorded for future purposes and reference.

2. Traffic police can identify traffic violations committed on video even if they are not physically present at the scene and at the time of the incident. 

3. From recorded footage, the police can pass and then derive information about the car such as their car number. Once this information is found, the Regional Transport Office will provide information to the police in accordance with their car records.

4. Once the offender's address and contact information are in the hands of the traffic police, the electronic shalan, which is usually sent to the offender's mobile phone, which contains details of his crime, such as its history and time.

5. The offender will then have to clear his dues for riding his bike in the streets and clear him of any crime.


The electronic shalan can be paid online or offline according to the convenience of the offender. The best way to avoid electronic chalan is of course to make sure you follow all traffic rules, even those that look as simple as wearing a helmet and wearing a seat belt. Also, make sure to have the insurance policies necessary to protect yourself against any physical harm to you or your bike. And if you still get an electronic challan, make sure you pay it on time and don't try to escape it, because it will only increase your problems.

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Disclaimer: This article is published in the public interest and is intended for public information purposes only. Readers are advised not to rely on the contents of the article as crucial in nature, and further research or expert consultation should be conducted in this regard.