Kolkata Traffic Fines and Challan Payment

हिंदी में पढ़ें
June 20, 2019
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty



The process of Challan payment in Kolkata is fairly easy and it can be done online!

Below we have provided the details and procedure of Kolkata Traffic E Challan payment mechanism and how to check the status of your Challan.


Connect with an expert lawyer for your legal issue

 

Details required for checking the Traffic E-Challan Status online:

1. Vehicle Number



2. Chassis / VIN Number - Last 5 Characters (written at different places for different vehicles)

3. Email and Mobile Number

Procedure for checking Kolkata traffic case details and paying E-Challan (Fine) online:

1. Go to kolkatatrafficpolice.net website and search your Challan online.

2. Enter your vehicle number, your Chassis number, email id, Mobile Number.

3. Click on “Get OTP” to receive an OTP on the mobile number provided by you

4. Enter this OTP and click on “Confirm” to get the details of your case

5. You can then make an online payment by selecting a single case or multiple payment.

6. Once the payment is made, you will get an SMS and email upon the number and email id provided by you, confirming the same.

7. To dispose the pending court cases, one should visit the police office of the concerned Ld. Court
 

Consult: Top Motor Accident Lawyers in Kolkata
 

Procedure to get the payment receipt of the traffic fine paid online:

1. Click on ‘Make Online Payment” and go to the ‘Reprint Challan” option

2. Enter the vehicle number and the last 5 characters of the Chassis number

3. Click on ‘Get Challan’ to print your receipt of the challan payment

 

Kolkata Traffic Fines

It is pertinent to know and understand the different fines / challans that persist in a city / state. Not only this, one should also know how to avoid such fines by taking requisite precautions, and in case fined, how to pay the same.


 

Given below is the complete list of fines and Challans imposed by the Kolkata traffic police on traffic violation:


1. Driving vehicle without D/L:

Punishable U/S 181.

Fine for 1st offence - Rs. 500/-

2nd offence - Rs. 500/-,

3rd offence - Rs. 500/-,

Any Subsequent offence - Rs. 500/-

 

2. Age limit to drive motor vehicles:

At the prescribed age (16 years M/C-50CC, other than transport vehicle-18 years, transport vehicles-20 years) -

Punishable U/S 181.

Fine for 1st offence - Rs. 500/-,

2nd offence - Rs. 500/-,

3rd offence - Rs. 500/-,

Subsequent offence - Rs. 500/-.


Connect with an expert lawyer for your legal issue
 

3. Owner allowing others to drive the vehicle without proper Driving Licence -

Punishable U/S 180.

Fine for 1st offence - Rs. 1000/-,

2nd offence - Rs. 1000/-,

3rd offence - Rs. 1000/-,

Subsequent offence - Rs. 1000/-.

 

4Disqualified a Person from holding or obtaining a Driving Licence -

Punishable U/S 182(1).

Fine for 1st offence - Rs. 500/-,

2nd offence - Rs. 500/-,

3rd offence - Rs. 500/-,

Subsequent offence - Rs. 500/-

 

5. Driving Vehicles without Registration or in contravention of the condition of Blue Book 

Punishable U/S 192.

Fine for 1st offence - Rs. 5000/- ,

2nd offence - Rs. 10000/-

3rd offence - Rs. 10000/-

Subsequent offence - Rs. 10000/-


Consult: Top Motor Accident Lawyers in Kolkata
 

6. Driving Vehicles without Certificate of Fitness or invalid C.F. -

Punishable U/S 192.

Fine for 1st offence - Rs.5000/-,

2nd offence - Rs. 10000/-,

3rd offence - Rs. 10000/-,

Subsequent offence - Rs 10000/-.

 

7. Driving Vehicles without permit or in contravention of the condition of permit -

Punishable U/S 192(A).

Fine for 1st offence - Not compoundable,

2nd offence - --,

3rd offence - --,

Subsequent offence - Issue Seizure List.

 

8. Allowing any person to stand or sit or to place anything in such a manner or position as to hamper the driver in his control of the vehicle -

Punishable U/S 177.

Fine for 1st offence - Rs. 100/- ,

2nd offence - Rs. 300/- ,

3rd offence - Rs. 300/-,

Subsequent offence - Rs. 300/-

 

9. Driving vehicle at excessive speed -

Punishable U/S 183(1).

Fine for 1st offence - Rs.400/- ,

2nd offence - Rs. 1000/-,

3rd offence- Rs. 1000/-,

Subsequent offence - Rs. 1000/-


Connect with an expert lawyer for your legal issue
 

10. Owner causing to drive in contravention of speed limit -

Punishable U/S 183(2).

Fine for 1st offence - Rs.300/-,

2nd offence - Rs. 500/-,

3rd offence - Rs. 500/-,

Subsequent offence - Rs. 500/-

 

11. Driving vehicle exceeding permissible limit of laden weight -

Punishable U/S 194(1).

Fine for 1st offence -  Rs. 2000/-,

2nd offence - Rs. 5000/-,

3rd offence - Rs. 5000/-,

Subsequent offence - Rs. 5000/-

 

12. Driving vehicles in violation of restriction (No Entry Violation) -

Punishable U/S 194(1).

Fine for 1st offence - Rs. 2000/-,

2nd offence - Rs. 5000/-,

3rd offence - Rs. 5000/-,

Subsequent offence - Rs. 5000/-

 

13. Driving vehicles in violation of Mandatory Traffic Signs -

Punishable U/S 177.

Fine for 1st offence - Rs. 100/- ,

2nd offence - Rs. 300/-,

3rd offence - Rs. 300/-,

Subsequent offence - Rs. 300/-

 

14. Leaving vehicle in such a position so as to cause or likely to cause danger, obstruction or the tender in convenience to any road user -

Punishable U/S 177.

Fine for 1st offence - Rs. 100/- ,

2nd offence - Rs. 300/- ,

3rd offence - Rs. 300/- ,

Subsequent offence - Rs. 300/-


Connect with an expert lawyer for your legal issue
 

15. Allowing the vehicle to remain stationary at Public Place -

Punishable U/S 177.

Fine for 1st offence - Rs. 100/- ,

2nd offence Rs. 300/-

3rd offence - Rs. 300/- ,

Subsequent offence - Rs. 300/-

 

16. Non-Production of Driving License on demand by a Police Officer in uniform -

Punishable U/S 177.

Fine for 1st offence - Rs. 100/- ,

2nd offence - Rs. 300/- ,

3rd offence - Rs. 300/-,

Subsequent offence - Rs. 300/-

 

17. Failure to take certain precautions at unguarded level crossings -

Punishable U/S 177.

Fine for 1st offence - Rs. 100 ,

2nd offence - Rs. 300/- ,

3rd offence - Rs. 300/- ,

Subsequent offence - Rs. 300/-


Consult: Top Motor Accident Lawyers in Kolkata
 

18. Failure to stop the vehicle when asked by a Police Officer in uniform when the vehicle is involved in an accident -

Punishable U/S 187.

Fine for 1st offence - Rs. 500/-,

2nd offence - -,

3rd offence - -,

Subsequent offence - Rs. 1000/-

 

19. Medical Aid to victim -

Punishable U/S 187.

Fine for 1st offence - Rs. 500/-,

2nd offence - -,

3rd offence - -,

Subsequent offence - Rs. 1000/-

 

20. Driver to give information about Road Accident -

Punishable U/S 187.

Fine for 1st offence - Rs. 500/-,

2nd offence - -,

3rd offence - -,

Subsequent offence - Rs. 1000/-


Connect with an expert lawyer for your legal issue
 

21. Driver to give information to the insurer about Accident -

Punishable U/S 187.

Fine for 1st offence - Rs. 500/-,

2nd offence - -,

3rd offence - -,

Subsequent offence - Rs. 1000/-

 

22. Not insuring the vehicle against 3rd Party / or for driving uninsured vehicle -

Punishable U/S 196.

Fine for 1st offence - Rs. 400/-,

2nd offence - Rs. 1000/-,

3rd offence - Rs. 1000/-,

Subsequent offence - Rs. 1000/-

 

23. Non-Production of Registration Certificates, Insurance Certificates, Permit etc. by the Driver of trampest vehicle (In case of other vehicles 15 days time for production should be given as per Provision of Central Motor Vehicle Rules-139 -

Punishable U/S 177.

Fine for 1st offence - 100/-,

2nd offence - 300/-,

3rd offence - 300/-,

Subsequent offence - 300/-

 

24. Non-Production of Insurance Certificate (7 days time should be given for such documents- Punishable U/S 177.

Fine for 1st offence - Rs.100/-,

2nd offence - Rs. 300/-,

3rd offence - Rs. 300/-,

Subsequent offence - Rs. 300

 

25. Disobedience of order and obstructions -

Punishable U/S ---

Fine for 1st offence - Rs. 500/-,

2nd offence - Rs. 500/-,

3rd offence - Rs. 500/-,

Subsequent offence - Rs. 500/-,

 

26. Withholding information or giving false information -

Punishable U/S ---

Fine for 1st offence - Rs. 500/-,

2nd offence - Rs. 500/-,

3rd offence - Rs. 500/-,

Subsequent offence - Rs. 500/-,

 

27. No. of person allowed to be carried in goods vehicles:

(i) Light goods vehicles gross weight less than 1000 Kg – One Person

(ii) Other light goods vehicles – three persons

(iii) Goods vehicles other light goods vehicles – Seven Persons-

Punishable U/S 177 MVA.

Fine for 1st offence - Rs. 100/-,

2nd offence - Rs.300/-,

3rd offence - Rs. 300/-,

Subsequent offence - Rs. 300/-

 

28. Carriage of animals other than the trampest vehicle so specified. -

Punishable U/S 177 MVA.

Fine for 1st offence - Rs. 100/-,

2nd offence - Rs. 300/-,

3rd offence - Rs/ 300/-,

Subsequent offence - Rs. 300/-

 

29. Driving vehicles dangerously -

Punishable U/S 184.

Fine for 1st offence - Rs. 1000/-,

2nd offence - Rs. 2000/-

3rd offence - Rs. 2000/-

Subsequent offence - Rs. 2000/-


Consult: Top Motor Accident Lawyers in Kolkata
 

30. Driving vehicle by a drunken person or by a person under influence of drugs -

Punishable U/S 185.

Fine for 1st offence - Rs. 2000/-,

2nd offence -- ,

3rd offence -- ,

Subsequent offence - Rs. 3000/-

 

31. Driving when mentally or physically unfit to drive. -

Punishable U/S 186.

Fine for 1st offence - Rs. 200/-,

2nd offence - Rs. 500/-,

3rd offence - Rs. 500/-,

Subsequent offence - Rs. 500/-

 

32. Taking part in race or trial of speed of any kind between Motor vehicles at any Public Place-

Punishable U/S 189.

Fine for 1st offence - Rs. 500/-,

2nd offence - Rs. 500/-,

3rd offence - Rs. 500/-,

Subsequent offence - Rs. 500/-

 

33. Using vehicle in unsafe condition -

Punishable U/S 190(I).

Fine for 1st offence - Rs. 250/- (In case causes any injury to damage to property - Rs. 1000/-),

2nd offence - -,

3rd offence - -,

Subsequent offence --

 

34. Violation of Standards Prescribed for Road Safety, control of Noise & Air Pollution -

Punishable U/S 190(2).

Fine for 1st offence - Rs. 1000/-,

2nd offence - Rs. 2000/-,

3rd offence - Rs. 2000/-,

Subsequent offence - Rs. 2000/-

 

35. Carriage of Goods which are dangerous or hazardous to human life in violation of prescribed conditions-

Punishable U/S 190(3).

Fine for 1st offence - Rs. 3000/-,

2nd offence - -,

3rd offence - -,

Subsequent offence - Rs. 5000/-
 

Connect with an expert lawyer for your legal issue
 

36. Sale of vehicles in or alternation of vehicle to condition contravening this Act -

Punishable U/S 191.

Fine for 1st offence - Rs. 500/-,

2nd offence - Rs. 500/-,

3rd offence - Rs. 500/-,

Subsequent offence - Rs. 500/-

 

37. Taking & driving vehicle without consent of owner or lawful authority -

Punishable U/S 197(I).

Fine for 1st offence - Rs. 500/-,

2nd offence - Rs. 500/-,

3rd offence - Ra. 500/-,

Subsequent offence - Rs. 500/-

 

38. Exercising Control of a vehicle unlawfully by force or threat of force or by any other form of intimidation -

Punishable U/S 197(2).

Fine for 1st offence - Rs. 500/-, 2

nd offence - Rs. 500/-,

3rd offence - Rs. 500/-,

Subsequent offence - Rs. 500/-

 

39. Attempt and abetment of Section 197(I) & 197(2) -

Punishable U/S 197(I)/197(2).

Fine for 1st offence - Rs. 500/-,

2nd offence - Rs. 500/-,

3rd offence - Rs. 500/-,

Subsequent offence - Rs. 500/-

 

40. Unauthorized interference with vehicle -

Punishable U/S 198.

Fine for 1st offence - Rs. 50/-,

2nd offence - Rs. 100/-,

3rd offence - Rs. 100/-,

Subsequent offence - Rs. 100/-


Consult: Top Motor Accident Lawyers in Kolkata
 

41. Penalty for causing obstructions to traffic by keeping disabled vehicle (Wheel Camp Case) - Punishable U/S 201(I).

Fine for 1st offence - Rs.50/- per hour.

2nd offence - -,

3rd offence - -,

Subsequent offence - -.

 

42. Power of Police Officer to detain vehicle without Certificate of Registration, Permit etc. - Punishable U/S 39/192/66/192(A).

Fine for 1st offence - Rs. 5000/-,

2nd offence - Rs. 10000/-,

3rd offence - Rs. 10000/-,

Subsequent offence - Rs. 10000/-
 

43. Power of arrest by Police Officer without warrant -

Punishable U/S 184,185 & 197 MVA

Fine for 1st offence --

2nd offence --

3rd offence --

Subsequent offence --

 

44. Driving on Foot Path

Punishable U/S 177

Fine for 1st offence Rs. 100/-

2nd offence Rs. 300/-

3rd offence Rs. 300/-

Subsequent offence Rs. 300/-

 

45. Prohibition in Playing of radios etc. in a motor vehicle-

Punishable U/S 177

Fine for 1st offence Rs. 100/-

2nd offence Rs. 300/-

3rd offence Rs. 300/-

Subsequent offence Rs. 300/-


Connect with an expert lawyer for your legal issue
 

46. Use of Ear Phone / Mobile Phone while driving-

Punishable U/S 184 MVA

Fine for 1st offence - Rs. 1000/-,

2nd offence - Rs. 2000/-,

3rd offence - Rs. 2000/-,

Subsequent offence - Rs. 2000/-

 

47. For display video set, Audio Device in Tourist bus, Luxury Coach etc RTA’s Permit is necessary and there should be permitted in between the driver Cabin & passenger’s compartment for that -

Punishable U/S 177

Fine for 1st offence Rs. 100/-

2nd offence Rs. 300/-

3rd offence Rs. 300/-

Subsequent offence Rs. 300/-

 

48. Using Motor Vehicles with defective Number Plates -

Punishable U/S 177 MVA

Fine for 1st offence Rs. 100/-

2nd offence Rs. 300/-

3rd offence Rs. 300/-

Subsequent offence Rs. 300/-

 

49. Regn. Mark shall be in English letters and Arabic numerals

Punishable U/S 177 MVA

Fine for 1st offence Rs. 100/-

2nd offence Rs. 300/-

3rd offence Rs. 300/-

Subsequent offence Rs. 300/-

 

50. Non Exhibition of Registration Marks at rear number plate (Trailer)

Punishable U/S 177 MVA

Fine for 1st offence Rs. 100/-

2nd offence Rs. 300/-

3rd offence Rs. 300/-

Subsequent offence Rs. 300/-

 

51. Driving Motor Vehicle with defective Tyres

Punishable U/S 190(1) MVA

Fine for 1st offence Rs. 250/-

2nd offence --

3rd offence --

Subsequent offence Rs. 1000/-

 

52. The glass of the wind-screen and rear window of motor vehicle shall allow visual transmission of light not less then 70% and glasses of side window shall be such that the visual transmission of light is not less than 50% -

Punishable U/S 192 MVA

Fine for 1st offence - Rs. 5000/-,

2nd offence - Rs. 10000/-,

3rd offence - Rs. 10000/-,

Subsequent offence - Rs. 10000/-

 

53. Vehicle not fitted with wiper or wiper not maintained in good working condition.

Punishable U/S 177 MVA

Fine for 1st offence Rs. 100/-

2nd offence Rs. 300/-

3rd offence Rs. 300/-

Subsequent offence Rs. 300/-

 

54. Vehicle not fitted with horn

Punishable U/S 177 MVA

Fine for 1st offence Rs. 100/-

2nd offence Rs. 300/-

3rd offence Rs. 300/-

Subsequent offence Rs. 300/-


Connect with an expert lawyer for your legal issue
 

55. Vehicle fitted multi-tuned or other harsh shrill sounding horns

Punishable U/S 177 MVA

Fine for 1st offence Rs. 100/-

2nd offence Rs. 300/-

3rd offence Rs. 300/-

Subsequent offence Rs. 300/-

 

56. Refusing to go on hire

Punishable U/S 177 MVA

Fine for 1st offence Rs. 100/-

2nd offence Rs. 300/-

3rd offence Rs. 300/-

Subsequent offence Rs. 300/-

 

57. Failure to proceed to the destination by shortest or quickest route

Punishable U/S 177 MVA

Fine for 1st offence Rs. 100/-

2nd offence Rs. 300/-

3rd offence Rs. 300/-

Subsequent offence Rs. 300/-

 

58. Vehicle not fitted with seat belt

Punishable U/S 177 MVA

Fine for 1st offence Rs. 100/-

2nd offence Rs. 300/-

3rd offence Rs. 300/-

Subsequent offence Rs. 300/-

 

59. Not wearing seat belt

Punishable U/S 177 MVA

Fine for 1st offence Rs. 100/-

2nd offence Rs. 300/-

3rd offence Rs. 300/-

Subsequent offence Rs. 300/-

 

60. Vehicle not fitted with rear view mirror

Punishable U/S 177 MVA

Fine for 1st offence Rs. 100/-

2nd offence Rs. 300/-

3rd offence Rs. 300/-

Subsequent offence Rs. 300/-

 

61. Not wearing uniform

Punishable U/S 177 MVA

Fine for 1st offence Rs. 100/-

2nd offence Rs. 300/-

3rd offence Rs. 300/-

Subsequent offence Rs. 300/-


Consult: Top Motor Accident Lawyers in Kolkata
 

62. Driving two wheeler without standard helmet

Punishable U/S 177 MVA

Fine for 1st offence Rs. 100/-

2nd offence Rs. 300/-

3rd offence Rs. 300/-

Subsequent offence Rs. 300/-

 

63. Violation on the restriction of using dazzling light

Punishable U/S 177 MVA

Fine for 1st offence Rs. 100/-

2nd offence Rs. 300/-

3rd offence Rs. 300/-

Subsequent offence Rs. 300/-

 

64. Stop Line Violation

Punishable U/S 177 MVA

Fine for 1st offence Rs. 100/-

2nd offence Rs. 300/-

3rd offence Rs. 300/-

Subsequent offence Rs. 300/-

 

65. Centre Line Violation

Punishable U/S 177 MVA

Fine for 1st offence Rs. 100/-

2nd offence Rs. 300/-

3rd offence Rs. 300/-

Subsequent offence Rs. 300/-

 

66. Violation of safety measures for drivers and pillion riders (Triple Riding)

Punishable U/S 177 MVA

Fine for 1st offence Rs. 100/-

2nd offence Rs. 300/-

3rd offence Rs. 300/-

Subsequent offence Rs. 300/-


Connect with an expert lawyer for your legal issue
 

67. Not wearing of protective headgear (Without helmet)

Punishable U/S 177 MVA

Fine for 1st offence Rs. 100/-

2nd offence Rs. 300/-

3rd offence Rs. 300/-

Subsequent offence Rs. 300/-



 

Guidelines

Below are the basic guidelines (traffic rules and violations) that are to be followed by every individual in Kolkata:

1. Stop your car before the “Stop Line”

2. Do not talk on the phone while driving

3. Always wear a helmet while riding a bike and use the right one

4. Fasten your helmets, if not fastened, it isn’t protecting

5. While walking on the road, say no to jay walking

6. While walking on the road, do not jump guard rail

7. Follow the traffic signal while walking on the road

8. Always cross the road through the zebra crossing

9. A pedestrian should always walk on the footpath

10. Wear a seatbelt while driving or sitting in the front-seat

11. Do not drink and drive

12. Park your car at the Parking Zone

13. Obey traffic signals

14. While driving, the driver should carry the driving license, registration certificate, taxation certificate, insurance certificate, PUC certificate and fitness certificate & permit.

 

Guidelines for Registration Marks (Number Plates):

Guidelines for the form and manner of display of registration marks on the motor vehicles have also been stated extensively. These are:

1. The plate should be a solid piece, made of 1.9 mm aluminum, complying with DIN 1745 / 1783 or ISO 7591.

2. The border edges and corners of the plate should be rounded to avoid injuries. The plates must also have an embossed border.

3. The plate is to be suitable for hot stamping and the reflective sheet should be guaranteed for imperishable nature for a min of 5 years.

4. The letters “IND” are to be on the extreme left centre of the plate, in blue color.

5. Chromium - based hologram shall be applied by hot stamping, on each plate, in order to protect it against counterfeiting.

6. Permanent consecutive identification number of minimum seven digits should be laser branded into the reflective sheeting of the plate. The hot stamping film should have the verification inscription.

7. For two and three wheelers, the plate should be 200 x 100 mm. For light motor vehicles or passenger cars, 340 x 200 mm / 500 x 120 mm. For medium commercial vehicles, heavy commercial vehicles and trailer / combination, 340 x 200 mm.

8. For motorcycles, the registration marks in the front are to be placed parallelly to the handle bar or on any part of the vehicle.

9. The registration mark displayed should be in English and the figures should be in Arabic numerals and the letters and figures should be embossed and hot stamped in black color on white background in all cases, except for the transport vehicles, which would be black color on yellow background.

This article is a complete guide and has discussed the several offences that ensue fines, the details and procedure of the E-challan payment mechanism in Kolkata, and the steps involved in checking the status of one’s challan. It also lays down the guidelines that are to be followed in Kolkata.

Connect with an expert lawyer for your legal issue
 

FAQs related to Kolkata traffic fines and challans payment

  1. How do I track cases against my car?

  • Log on to the official website of Calcutta traffic police: www.kolkatatrafficpolice.gov.in

  • Click on the link on the left side of the screen, in a colored box saying: Make Online Payment

  • A small box will pop up at the top of the screen saying: "you are going out of NIC domain. Press OK to confirm or Cancel to remain in the current page"

  • Click OK

  • A new screen will appear

  • Fill in your vehicle's registration number and the last five characters of the chassis number (check the car's blue book/smartcard)

  • Submitting your email id and mobile number is optional

  • Click "Submit"

  • A list of offences pending against your vehicle will appear on the screen

  • The list would include the case number, location, date and time of offence, the section under which the violation falls and the status of the case - that it is pending with the police

  • Cases pending with the court will not be listed on the website.

 

  1. How do I pay the fine?

  • By clicking on an option saying "Pay" against each of the cases listed on the website

  • Payment has to be made individually for each of the cases

  • Once you click on the Pay button, you will be directed to options for using your credit/debit card or net banking facility

  • If you are not comfortable doing it online, you can also pay the fine by physically visiting any of the 25 traffic guards across the city or at Lal bazar

  • You can also pay the fine at specific branches of banks as mentioned at www.kolkatatrafficpolice.gov.in

 

  1. What if I do not pay the fine?

Going by the book, if a challan remains unpaid for 15 days, the case is shifted to the court. However, in practice, unpaid challans often remain with the police for weeks and months (even years). But once the case is shifted to the court, you will have to go to the court and pay the fine. Non-payment might mean a notice from the court. Also, you will not be able to sell your car if fines remain unpaid.
However, with the introduction of the graded fine system, the quantum of fine for an offence will be determined by the number of offences committed earlier. Earlier, each citation case drew a penalty of Rs 100. However, now it may change to Rs 100 for the first offence, Rs 250 for the second offence and Rs 300 for the third and every subsequent offence.
 

  1. What do I do if the case is pending in court?

To know if any traffic-violation case relating to your vehicle is pending in court, you can visit any of the 25 traffic guards across the city and seek help to check their records. Fines for cases pending with the court can be cleared at the court or through Lok Adalats held at the city civil court, usually once every two months, to address pending traffic violation cases. The traffic police website mentions the date of the next Lok Adalat.
 

  1. What if I think I am being wrongly fined?

You can visit the traffic department at Lal bazar to register a complaint seeking proof of the offence committed. Cops may then refer to CCTV footage to verify whether the offence was actually committed. They can also take into consideration an alibi that you might present.

Connect with an expert lawyer for your legal issue
 

  1. How is a challan sent to me? And how soon after the offence will it reach me?

Challans are sent through courier service. The police do not preserve the receipts because of the huge numbers. Every citation case recorded on the road is supposed to be updated with the traffic department at Lal bazar within 24 hours of the offence. The challan is supposed to leave Lal bazar in the next couple of days and reach you within a week. The ground reality, however, is different with challans often reaching vehicle owners months later. But not getting a challan cannot be an excuse for not paying a fine, say police.
 

  1. Why can't I get an alert on my email about a traffic fine?

There is no such system in place now, but the proposal is apparently under consideration.
 

  1. What if I commit an offence under another police commissioner?

As of today, only the citation cases committed in the jurisdiction of Calcutta police can be seen on the website. According to the graded-fine plan, Calcutta, Bidhannagar, Barrackpore and Howrah police will soon share traffic offence data online. Once that happens, traffic offences in any of these four police districts can be tracked online.
 



 

These guides are not legal advice, nor a substitute for a lawyer
These articles are provided freely as general guides. While we do our best to make sure these guides are helpful, we do not give any guarantee that they are accurate or appropriate to your situation, or take any responsibility for any loss their use might cause you. Do not rely on information provided here without seeking experienced legal advice first. If in doubt, please always consult a lawyer.


Googling your legal issue online?

The internet is not a lawyer and neither are you.
Talk to a real lawyer about your legal issue.

Popular Motor Accident Lawyers


Advocate Ricky Chopra
Karkardooma Court, Delhi
18 years Experience
Advocate J. P. Rinwa
Swej Farm, Sodala, Jaipur
18 years Experience
Advocate Bala Janaki
330 Thambuchetty Street, Chennai
34 years Experience
Advocate Rajeev Nigam
Kanpur Nagar, Kanpur
25 years Experience

Related Articles


Connect with top Motor Accident lawyers for your specific issue

Motor Accident Law Articles


Everything related to Traffic Laws in India

Hyderabad Traffic Fines and Challan Payment

Bangalore Traffic violation Fines and Online payment

Stopped by Traffic Police? Know your Rights!

User Reviews


4.9 - 23 reviews

June 20, 2019 Kolkata Traffic Fines and Challan Payment https://lawrato.com/assets/images/lawguide.png
LawRato
I
LawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRato

thanks for the info. track cases part is very useful

Indu on Jul 24, 2019
V
LawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRato

I have been wrongly fined. What to do?

Vinayak on Jul 08, 2019
M
LawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRato

Can you please share more detaisl on how to pay challan online?

Manohar on Aug 03, 2019
H
LawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRato

I have not received challan. How to find?

Hema on Aug 08, 2019
A
LawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRato

I have not paid the challan. Can they take my vehicle?

Ashutosh on Jul 23, 2019
H
LawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRato

nice article

Harsha on Jul 10, 2019
A
LawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRato

thank you for the information

Anu on Jul 29, 2019
S
LawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRato

solved my queries.

Shekhar on Aug 07, 2019
A
LawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRato

very good article. Good writing

Aman on Jul 27, 2019
A
LawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRato

Thanks for the detailed article.

Anand on Aug 06, 2019
G
LawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRato

nice article. Thanks for the information

Ganesh on Jul 20, 2019
S
LawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRato

A well written article.

Shivangi on Jul 27, 2019
K
LawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRato

thanks for the info. How can we contact a lawyer?

Kalyan on Aug 21, 2019
L
LawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRato

needed some more information on the subject.

Lalit on Jul 27, 2019
V
LawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRato

good article and easy to understand

Varsha on Jul 08, 2019
V
LawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRato

good work

Vishal on Jul 22, 2019
H
LawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRato

very well written

Harpreet on Aug 11, 2019
A
LawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRato

great advice. Thanks

Ashu on Aug 04, 2019
S
LawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRato

good advice. Who can I contact for my legal issue?

Srikanth on Jul 07, 2019
R
LawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRato

Helped a lot in understanding the law.

Rashmi on Aug 19, 2019
N
LawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRato

nice work. Learned a lot. Thanks

Naveen on Aug 04, 2019
A
LawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRato

can you share your helpline number

Aditya on Jul 10, 2019
D
LawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRato

Nice piece on the subject.

Deepika on Aug 08, 2019

VIEW ALL