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Traffic rules and fines in Gurgaon: how to pay e-challan online

Team Ackodrive8, Oct, 2021

In the last decade, Gurgaon (also called Gurugram) has become one of the financial hubs of the country. People from different cities move to Gurugram for business and career opportunities. But more people means more traffic on the roads, resulting in an increase in traffic violations.

The responsibility of imposing traffic rules and regulations falls on the Gurugram Police to ensure everyone’s safety. Actions like overspeeding, jumping a red signal, driving without a valid licence, etc., can lead to challans in Gurgaon imposed by traffic police authorities.

To levy traffic fines on offenders, Gurgaon Police uses the e-challan service. This article talks about how e-challan works and how you can pay traffic fines online in Gurgaon.

Traffic Rules and Fines in Gurgaon

How does traffic e-challan work in Gurgaon?

An e-challan removes the need for paper challans with digitally created traffic challans. The e-challan is sent to a traffic lawbreaker’s registered mobile number via SMS. The message contains the penalty amount as well as the offence for which the challan is created.

Once the e-challan is imposed, the offender must pay the fine within 60 days via the offline or online method. 

The latest traffic rules & regulations in Gurugram

Like other cities in the country, people are expected to follow the traffic rules and regulations as levied by the police department. Not following the traffic laws is punishable by appropriate fines and/or imprisonment. The Gurugram Police has set the following traffic rules and regulations.

Use of seatbelts

While driving a vehicle other than two-wheelers or three-wheelers, the driver and the person in the front passenger seat must wear a seatbelt while the vehicle is moving. If the driver/the front passenger is found without a seatbelt in a moving vehicle, there is a fine of Rs. 1,000. In case of both the driver and front passenger not wearing a seatbelt in a moving car, the total fine would be Rs. 2,000. 

Vehicle’s number plate

The registration number plate of a vehicle must align with the specifications as per the law. The number plate must have English letters, while the numerals or numbers need to be in Arabic.

For the vehicles without correct specifications on the number plates, there is a fine of Rs. 500. This fine increases up to Rs. 1,500 for a subsequent offence of having a wrong number plate.

Similarly, there is a penalty of Rs. 500 in case a person is found driving a vehicle without a number plate. The subsequent fine for this offence is also Rs. 1,500. 

Tinted glasses

Vehicle owners are not allowed to install black, reflective or dark glasses in their vehicles as per law. The rear window and windscreen of a motor vehicle must offer visibility of 70% or more. For the side windows, the visibility must be a minimum of 50%.

It is also necessary to have the front windscreen made of laminated safety glasses. This will keep the glass pieces intact in case of an accident. Not complying with these laws will result in heavy penalties.

Driving when you’re drunk

For people driving under the influence of alcohol, the act is punishable by a penalty and/or imprisonment as per The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.

The punishment for the first-time drink-and-drive offence is Rs. 2,000 as a penalty and/or imprisonment for up to 6 months. For a subsequent offence within three years, this punishment may include a fine of up to Rs. 3,000 and/or imprisonment for up to 2 years. 

Use of a cell phone 

The use of cell phones while driving any motor vehicle is also punishable by penalties and imprisonment. The provisions of this law include the use of wireless devices and Bluetooth devices to talk on your mobile phone while driving a vehicle.

If caught using a mobile phone while driving, the fine may go up to Rs. 5,000 and/or imprisonment depending on the severity of the traffic disturbance caused by the driver.

Use of safety helmets

Every two-wheeler rider and the person sitting in the backseat (pillion rider) must wear protective headgear. The helmet must comply with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). The wearer must properly fasten all the straps provided on the helmet while riding. The provisions of this law do not apply to a Sikh person who wears a turban.

Not wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle/scooter is punishable by a fine of Rs. 1,000. The same penalty is applicable in case the pillion rider is found without a helmet on a moving two-wheeler. 

Updated list of traffic fines as per Gurugram Police (Haryana)

Below is the updated list of Gurgaon Traffic Police challan and fines as per The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.

Traffic violation Regular fine Repeat offence fine
Driving without a valid Driving Licence (DL) Rs. 5,000 Rs. 5,000
Carrying an expired DL while driving Rs. 5,000 Rs. 5,000
Driving without a valid Registration Certificate (RC) Rs. 5,000 Rs. 10,000
Underage driving without a DL Rs. 5,000 Rs. 5,000
Road tax due Rs. 500 Rs. 1,500
Third-party Insurance expired or driving without a Third-party Insurance Rs. 2,000 Rs. 4,000
Air pollution standards violation Rs. 10,000 Rs. 10,000
Learner driving without L plates on the vehicle Rs. 5,000 Rs. 5,000
Learner driving without a DL holding instructor Rs. 500 Rs. 1,500
An unauthorised person driving the vehicle Rs. 5,000 Rs. 5,000
Dangerous driving Rs. 5,000 Rs. 10,000
Driving slower/faster than local/national minimum/maximum speed limits Rs. 2,000 Rs. 2,000
Use of mobile phone while driving Rs. 5,000 Rs. 10,000
Drink and drive Court Court
Physically or mentally unfit driver Rs. 1,000 Rs. 2,000
Not following police orders Rs. 2,000 Rs. 2,000
Not following the traffic police officer’s signals Rs. 5,000 Rs. 10,000
Violating mandatory signs on the road Rs. 5,000 Rs. 10,000
Violating the automatic signal red/yellow light Rs. 5,000 Rs. 10,000
Driving a motor vehicle on a footpath or cycle track Rs. 500 Rs. 1,500
Not switching on the front/rear light at night or during insufficient light conditions Rs. 500 Rs. 1,500
Headlight beam not lowered Rs. 500 Rs. 1,500
Overtaking violation Rs. 5,000 Rs. 10,000
Dangerous U-turn/without a proper signal/ where U-turn is prohibited Rs. 500 Rs. 1,500
Wrong side turn/crossing/entry/driving Rs. 500 Rs. 1,500
Changing lanes without signal or zigzag driving Rs. 500 Rs. 1,500
Not maintaining a safe distance from other vehicles Rs. 500 Rs. 1,500
Rider not wearing a helmet while riding Rs. 1,000 Rs. 1,000
Pillion rider not wearing a helmet Rs. 1,000 Rs. 1,000
Riding a two-wheeler with three passengers Rs. 1,000 Rs. 1,000
Tinted window glasses Rs. 10,000 Rs. 10,000
Smoking while driving Rs. 500 Rs. 1,500
Driver not wearing a seatbelt Rs. 1,000 Rs. 1,000
Front passenger not wearing a seatbelt Rs. 1,000 Rs. 1,000
Driving without a number plate/obscured number plate Rs. 500 Rs. 1,500
Driving a defective vehicle, which is potentially fatal for others Rs. 10,000 Rs. 10,000

Note: The above-mentioned traffic offences and fines are subject to change as per the amendments made by the government. You can find about all traffic violations and associated penalties in Gurgaon by visiting Haryana Police official website.

How to pay for the traffic challan in Gurgaon?

If you receive an e-challan in Gurgaon, there are both offline and online ways to pay the fine. Below are the steps specified for both methods.

Methods to pay traffic e-challan offline in Gurgaon

To pay your e-challan fine offline, you can follow any of the below-mentioned methods.

  • Method 1: Find a traffic police official carrying an e-challan device in Gurgaon. Provide your challan number, registration or driving licence number to get the printed e-challan. Then, you can pay the fine and get the receipt.

  • Method 2: If you can’t find a traffic officer, visit the Gurugram Traffic Police headquarters to pay the appropriate fine in cash.

  • Method 3: The challan payment can also be sent to the address of the Gurugram Traffic Police Headquarters via a cheque, pay order or demand draft.

Steps to pay traffic e-challan online in Gurgaon

Paying traffic e-challan online in Gurgaon is a convenient alternative to the offline method. You can use the Parivahan portal introduced in Gurugram by the Haryana Government in association with the Central Government and the Ministry of Road Transport.

Here are the steps you can follow to pay traffic fines online in Gurgaon.

  • Step 1: Visit the Parivahan e-Challan portal.

  • Step 2: Select ‘Challan Details’.

  • Step 3: Provide your challan number, driving licence number or vehicle number.

  • Step 4: Type the Captcha shown on the screen.

  • Step 5: Click on ‘Get Detail’ to obtain e-challan information.

  • Step 6: Select whether you want to pay the fine for one or multiple cases.

  • Step 7: Fill in your payment details and authorise the payment.

How to check the status of your traffic e-challan online in Gurgaon?

You can use the same Parivahan portal to check your traffic e-challan status. The steps to check challan status online in Gurgaon are as follows.

  • Step 1: Visit the Parivahan e-Challan portal.

  • Step 2: Select ‘Check Challan Status’.

  • Step 3: Provide your challan number, driving licence number or vehicle number.

  • Step 4: Type the Captcha shown on the screen and click on ‘Get Details’.

  • Step 5: The next page will display information related to all the challans and associated fines.

Frequently asked questions

What if I fail to pay an e-challan in Gurgaon?

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If an offender doesn’t pay the traffic fine within 60 days of challan issuance, the following situations may arise.

  • A Gurgaon Traffic Police Officer will visit the offender’s home address for penalty collection.

  • In case the fine collection isn’t possible at the home address, the offender will get a summon from the court.

  • If the offender fails to attend the court hearing, his/her licence will get suspended.

What documents do I need to carry while driving in Gurgaon?

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Like other cities in the country, you will need the following valid documents to drive your vehicle in Gurgaon.

  • Driving Licence

  • Road Tax Certificate

  • Registration Certificate

  • Insurance Certificate

  • Fitness Certificate (for commercial vehicles)

  • Emission Test Certificate

How much is the fine for driving with a suspended licence in Gurgaon?

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Driving with an expired/suspended Driving Licence (DL) will attract a fine of Rs. 5,000.

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