Here’s how you can check and pay your traffic E-challan online
The Punjab Safe Cities Authority (PSCA) has recently introduced an E-Challan system in Lahore in collaboration with City Traffic Police (CTP) upon the directions of the Lahore High Court (LHC).
PSCA has installed Automatic Vehicle Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras across the city, these cameras will identify anyone breaking the traffic rules, afterward, an E-challan will be delivered to the address of the violator registered with their vehicle ID. The challan paper will have a picture of the vehicle and details about how the person broke the traffic rules.
But there’s a problem with this process, you might not receive a traffic challan, maybe because you changed your address, the challan got lost or wasn’t sent to you in the first place because of some technical issues. Sometimes people break traffic rules and don’t even know if they did. If you want to know if you unknowingly violated any traffic rule or have any charges against yourself then you can do so by following the instructions mentioned below.
How to check E-Challan online:
- Visit the PSCA website.
- After the PSCA website opens, you will have to enter your vehicle number and your CNIC number there.
- By entering the details about your vehicle registration and CNIC number you can see if you have been charged with a fine or not. The E-Challan document can be printed as well.
How to pay your E-Challan:
You can pay your E-Challan through any one of the two methods mentioned below.
- Download and take a print out of the E-challan document available on the PSCA website and submit it to the National Bank of Punjab (NBP) with the amount you were charged.
- Pay your challan through the NBP’s ATMs.
A mobile app is under development by PSCA that will allow you to check and pay your E-challans without leaving your house.
So far, 75,000 e-challans shave been issued to violators since the launch of Electronic Challan and about 7 million rupees have been deposited to the national treasury.