How to Make Online Payment For Traffic Challans in Delhi?

Traffic fines for breaking rules in the country have doubled since the new rules came in, but you still need to pay.

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Breaking traffic rules in the city can prove costly these days.
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Over the past few months, driving or riding in most parts of the country has become a careful exercise, as breaking traffic rules can cost you aplenty. Same is the case in the capital region, including Delhi-NCR as well, but each region has its own Police administration, which ends up confusing the person being fined.

After all, they don’t know how and where do they get their fines paid, and whether this could be done online. Luckily, we managed to get hold of someone, who not only broke one of the basic rules, but somehow figured a way to pay for it, without heading over to the court.

If you’re also looking for a way to pay without inconvenience, this is where you’ll find the right assistance.

After Googling for ‘traffic fines pay online’ for multiple days, we stumbled on to the website which gets the job done in minutes. That’s not all, you can track the number of rules you’ve broken, and how much you’d have to pay for them.

The website for rules broken in Delhi region is called Traffic Sentinel and you can click here to open the website, which thankfully has been secured by the state government.

This is the website to pay your fines in Delhi.
This is the website to pay your fines in Delhi.
(Photo: Delhi Traffic Police screen grab)

Once you’ve opened the web page, you’ll come across a table, which says pending notices. You can either enter the vehicle number or put in the challan number which is given in the print given to you by the cops.

When you click on ‘search details’ the website will take you through details of the rules you’ve broken, at what time, place and even give you an image of the car/bike at fault.

Get all the information about your fine.
Get all the information about your fine.
(Photo: Delhi Traffic Police screen grab)

You will also come across a tab which says ‘Payment’ and clicking on that will take you to the page where you’ll able clear the fine online. During our experience on the website, the response time was quick, however, its was strange to see that a bank like HDFC was missing from the list.

Also, you can’t use any mobile wallet like Paytm or even UPI to make the payment.

This leaves you with two options; either pay via the internet banking system, or feed your debit/credit card details (without saving them on the website) and get a confirmation receipt for the payment of the fine.

With digital payments becoming the fulcrum of this Indian government, it should be available as an option for paying fines as well. Hopefully this will be done in the coming months.

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