Delhi traffic police challan status check online and traffic fines list


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Every vehicle owner is required to drive safely on the road maintaining all the traffic rules and regulations to avoid a challan or fine. In this post, we will take a look at the Delhi Traffic Police Challan and traffic fines. Read on!

Road Accidents are on a rise in India. Despite the safety measures and the traffic rules being followed, the number of accidents on the road couldn’t be avoided. Delhi, being the capital and a highly populated city, experiences a number of road accidents. Hence, to enforce traffic regulations and safety on roads, amended rules and penalties are implemented by the central government. In this post, we will discuss the Delhi traffic police challan and traffic fines.

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Traffic Rules in Delhi

The rising cases of accidents and road fatalities in Delhi has led to some changes in the traffic rules made by the central government. The changes were enforced since 1 September, 2019 by making amendments in the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988.

It is necessary for every motorist/vehicle owner to adhere by the new regulations. In case people are found violating these rules on road, they would be levied with heavy penalties through traffic challans.

After the modifications in rules and new penalties, the vehicle owners in Delhi have started taking traffic rules sincerely. Further, people have started carrying the obligatory papers while driving a vehicle.


Obligatory Documents to Carry to Avoid a Challan of Delhi Traffic Police

As per the new Motor Vehicle Amendment Act, the below mentioned papers are required to be carried by every vehicle owner driving a vehicle on the roads in India:

  • DL – Driving license (Valid)
  • Motor Insurance  (Third-Party Liability)
  • RC – Vehicle Registration Certificate
  • PUC – Pollution Under Control Certificate

If a person is caught for violating any traffic rule and not carrying the required documents, he/she would be  penalized accordingly as per the new Delhi police challan or traffic rules.

New Vs. Old Traffic Fines – Delhi traffic police challan list

Here is the list of traffic challan or penalties levied for violating traffic rules. You can check the difference in penalty by comparing the old and new rates.

Violation New Amended Fine (INR) Old Fine (INR)
Not Carrying License 5,000 and/or community service 500
Drunk and Driving 10,000 and/or 6 months in prison (1st offense) 15,000 and/or 2 years in jail (if offense repeated) 2,000
Over speeding LMV – 1000 – 2,000

MPV/HPV – 2,000 – 4,000

Driving Without Insurance 2,000 and/or 3 months in jail, 4,000 if offense repeated 1,000
Overloading 2,000 (two-wheeler) plus license disqualified 100
Driving Without Seatbelt 1,000 100
Racing 5,000 and/or 3 months in jail, 10,000 and up to 1 year in jail if offense repeated 500
Jumping Red Light/ Risky driving 1,000 – 5,000 and/or 6 months to 1 year in jail, license seized 100-300
Violating Road Regulations 500 – 1,000 100
Not giving passage to Emergency vehicles 10,000 and/or community service 500
Juvenile driving offenses 25,000 and 3 years in jail (guardian), RC canceled for 1 year Not applicable
Driving without RC 5,000 (for first time), 10,000 if repeated Not applicable
Offering Bribe/enforcing authorities Twice the penalty (as per the traffic rule violated for which the bribe was offered) Not applicable
Honking in Silent zone 2,000 – 4,000 Not applicable
Oversized motor vehicle 5,000 – 10,000 Not applicable
Disobedience of Orders of the Authorities 2,000 500

Also Know: Traffic Fines Online Checking- How to Check & Pay RTO Traffic Fines Online

How to make Challan Payment Online?

To make online challan payment, you can follow the simple steps given below:

  • Visit the portal of Delhi traffic e-challan at
  • Click on the ‘Notice’ tab and choose ‘Pending Notices’
  • Submit details like Challan Number or Vehicle Number
  • Click on ‘Find Details’ tab
  • Check for any pending challan and choose the ‘Pay Now’ tab
  • Payment can be done via any online payment mode as per your comfort after checking the amount payable
  • Once paid, the receipt will reach you as text message on your mobile

How to check Challan Status Delhi?

To check challan status,  visit the Parivahan website of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

Follow the steps below to check the challan status Delhi:

  • Go to
  • Choose the option of ‘Check Challan Status’
  • Enter the challan number of your Delhi traffic penalty or vehicle or DL number to see the status of your e-challan
  • You can see pending traffic fines (if any) to confirm the e-challan status

Also Read: How to Check Online Traffic Challan Status and Pay Through Traffic Police Website & App

What are Traffic Rules in Delhi that are must to follow?

Below are some rules that drivers and owners of cars should follow to avoid hassles and challan in Delhi:

  • They must carry the vehicle documents such as Valid License, Valid bike or car insurance, PUC, RC etc. to avoid fines
  • Always follow lights/signals of traffic and the instructions to stay safe and avoid fines. It will also keep people away from accidents
  • For bikers, it is compulsory to wear helmets for the rider s well as the pillion sitting behind
  • Never drink and drive to avoid accidents and traffic hassles
  • Follow rules and cooperate with traffic police. Never try to bribe them

Read More: Updated List of Rules for Traffic Violations and Fines in India

Summing Up

The traffic rules  are created for the safety of the driver as well as for the smooth traffic flow on the road. Thus, to avoid Delhi traffic challan and for hassle-free driving experience, everyone should follow these rules and regulations.

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FAQs on Traffic Police Challan & Traffic Fines

What is the fine levied for drunk and driving in Delhi?

INR 10,000 as per the new challan rate under the Motor Vehicle Amendment Act, 2019.

What happens if a defaulter doesn't pay Delhi traffic challan?

If you receive a challan and do not pay it off on time, the case would be moved to the court for settlement. A court order can be summoned to you about your pending Delhi traffic police challan. 

What are the without insurance challan in Delhi?

A  challan of INR 2000 is levied for driving without insurance as per new Motor Vehicle Amendment Act, 2019. It was earlier INR 1000 under the old Motor Act.  A penalty of INR 4,000 will be imposed if the offense is repeated along with up to three months imprisonment.

Can I pay Challan Online in Delhi?

Yes, you can pay Challan online in Delhi. There are two ways to do so:
via the Parivahan website, and 
via the Delhi Transport's official website
You can follow the steps mentioned in the post above

What is the penalty for a juvenile driving offense? 

According to the new rules of Indian Motor Vehicles Amendment Act, if a minor is found driving on the roads in India the parents would be sentenced to 3 years in prison along with paying a penalty of INR 25000. Further, the minor driving the vehicle will not get a driving license till the age of 25. 

Dec 18, 2022
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