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Traffic Challans in Pune

Pune is a city situated in Maharashtra, the second-most populated state in the country, and is continuously growing in numbers. The traffic police in the city have already listed a number of rules for drivers, motorcyclists, and pedestrians. Anyone caught breaking any of these rules will be fined according to the law and have to pay the amount listed to the traffic police. In India, road accidents have become a common phenomenon, and day-by-day, it is increasing. Keeping in mind the frequency of road accidents, the government has made some changes in traffic rules and challans to find a solution to it. The Amended Motor Vehicles Act of 1988 was implemented on September 1, 2019. Since that day, the citizens of Pune have taken the traffic rules seriously to avoid hefty fines. 

When an offender is caught, the traffic police in Pune can either issue an e-Challan through the online method or through the traditional offline method. While the offline method for issuing Challans is considered outdated, it is still used today, albeit quite rarely. The online method is more frequently used as it is far more convenient and effective. The traffic police can easily issue e-challans against the defaulters to their registered mobile numbers and/or email IDs. Today, in this article, every detail related to traffic challans or fines in Pune that one needs to know has been discussed to provide a clear idea about it. Have a look at the below mentions.

General Traffic Rules in Pune

Like in any city in India, Pune has a list of traffic rules and regulations that have to be followed by drivers and pedestrians alike. The fines for these rules differ based on their severity and the situation of the offense. The basic traffic rules in Pune are listed here:

  • If the driver does not have a valid driving license, or the vehicle does not have a valid registration certificate, he/she is liable to pay fines for that.
  • According to the Motor Vehicles Act of India, 1988, any vehicle owner must have a third party liability only insurance policy. The absence of this will make him/her an offender.
  • Any driver who takes control of a vehicle must be at least 18 years and possess a valid driving license. If the driver is not 18 years old, they are liable to pay a fine of Rs. 25,000 and imprisonment for 3 years. The driver will also be considered ineligible for a driving license till they reach 25 years of age.
  • This is one of the biggest issues in Pune, as the roads are quite exceptional compared to other parts of the country. If caught driving over the allowed speed limit, a driver will be fine. If the offense is repeated, the driving license will be seized.
  • Anyone who is caught driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, drug, or any intoxicating substance, will be fined accordingly or may get imprisonment. If the offense is repeated, the fine will be increased, and/or imprisonment will be up to 2 years.
  • Using a mobile phone while driving a vehicle is also a big no.
  • While driving a two-wheeler a driver has to wear a helmet, and for the four-wheeler, one needs to wear a seatbelt. Otherwise, the driver has to bear serious consequences if he gets caught.
  • Following traffic signals is often not maintained in the cities like Pune. For this, many drivers have to face a hefty amount of fine.
  • Never load the vehicle with excessive goods or passengers. Overloading a vehicle can land the owner or the driver in serious trouble.
  • Always listen to the traffic police and follow the traffic rules properly. Co-operate with them as much as possible to avoid further complications.

Traffic Fines in Pune

As per the New Motor Vehicle Act 2019, the following is the revised list of penalties and their fines as implemented by the Maharashtra Traffic Police:

Driving without a seat beltA fine of Rs. 1,000 or/and community service.
Triple riding on two-vehicle

A fine of Rs. 1,000 or/and license disqualification

with Community service for three months.

Driving without helmetRs. 1000
Carrying excess luggageRs. 20,000 (Plus Rs. 2,000 for every tonne above the permitted level with community service)
Driving without a number plateRs. 200
Parking in No Parking ZoneRs. 500
Disobey traffic signalsImprisonment between 6 months and 1 year or/and a fine of Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 5,000
Dangerous/rash drivingA fine of Rs. 1,000 (2 & 3 Wheelers), Rs. 2,000 (for LMV)
A driving vehicle without registration

Rs. 5,000 for first-time offenders.

Rs. 10,000 for repeat offenders

Driving an uninsured vehicle

3 months imprisonment, community service, or/ and a fine of Rs. 2,000

A fine of Rs. 4,000 in case of repeated offense.


For Light motor vehicle (LMV): Rs. 1,000

For Medium passenger goods vehicle: Rs. 2,000 to Rs. 4,000 with license seizure

Using a mobile phone while drivingRs. 5000

Pay Offline Traffic Challan in Pune 

There are various methods to pay traffic fines offline in Pune. Given below are the steps one needs to follow if he/she is looking at the traffic challan offline:

  • One of the easiest methods is to locate a traffic police officer with an e-challan machine. The offender has to mention his/her challan number, following in which way he/she wants to pay the challan, either by cash, credit/debit card, UPI, or through mobile wallets such as Paytm, Mobikwik, etc. Once the payment is successful, that individual will receive a receipt for the same.
  • The other method is to visit the headquarters of the Pune City Traffic Police department, where the offender will have to mention his/her driving license number, name, and address. Then pay the fine and collect the receipt.
  • One can also pay the challan via cheque, demand draft, or pay the order in the name of the Pune City Traffic Police.
  • One of the ways through which the offender can pay the challan is by sending a money order in the name of the Pune City Traffic Police.

How To Pay Traffic Challan Online in Pune?

Apart from the above offline methods, there are several other ways through which an offender can pay the traffic fines in Pune. The followings are the mentions. Choose any one of them according to your convenience.

Using Parivahan Website:

One can also pay his/her Maharashtra (Pune) traffic e-challan using the Government of India’s official e-challan website – Parivahan.

  • Go to the official website of Parivahan e-challan.
  • On the homepage, there will be a tab for paying online traffic fines. Click on that.
  • Enter the Challan number/Vehicle number/Driving License number in the right place.
  • Enter the Captcha code correctly, as mentioned on the screen.
  • After that, click on the ‘Get Detail’ option to fetch challan-related information.
  • A list of e-challans will be displayed on the screen. Select the one for which you want to make the payment.
  • Proceed with the payment by choosing a convenient method of payment.
  • Once the payment is successful, you will receive a confirmation and transaction ID.
  • Download and save it for future reference.

Using Maharashtra Government’s Official Web Portal:

  • Go to the official website of Maharashtra Government Police and click on the drop-down menu called ‘e-challan payment.’
  • Input the vehicle number or challan number to proceed.
  • After entering the vehicle number or the last four digits of the engine chassis number will also be needed.
  • After that, you will be redirected to a new page that displays the information about the e-challan.
  • Pay the fine amount by choosing one of the most convenient methods of payment.
  • Once the payment is done successfully, one will receive a confirmation along with the transaction ID.
  • Do not forget to save the receipt, or else you can also download it for better convenience.

Using Paytm App:

  • Paytm App can be easily downloaded from App Store or Play Store.
  • Once downloaded, open the app, and log in.
  • Click on the Recharge and Pay Bills tab.
  • Select the Challan and Traffic Authority options.
  • After that, one needs to put certain details such as challan number, vehicle number, chassis, or engine number. Then click on the Next option.
  • On the screen, the fines issued against the offender will be displayed.
  • Choose the one(s) for which you want to make the payment.
  • Complete the payment using a debit card, credit card, net banking, UPI, or Paytm wallet.
  • Once it is done, a confirmation message will be sent to the registered mobile number and/or email ID upon successful payment.
  • Save it for future reference.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click on the link and click on the ‘Click here to raise a grievance for wrongly booked challan or any payment issue’ option. In the next step, click on ‘Apply Grievance against Challan’. After that, enter details such as your challan number, mobile number, email ID, vehicle number, and chassis or engine number. Select the reason, and then you can also add a remark in the ‘Remark’ section. Click on ‘Submit’. The traffic police department will get back to you after looking into the issue.

If anyone does not give passage to an emergency vehicle, such as an ambulance, or fire brigade, the fine will be Rs. 10,000.

Follow the below steps to check the status of your e-challan.

  • Go to the official website of Parivahan e-Challan.
  • There will be the Check Online Services tab. Click on that.
  • After that, select the ‘Check Challan Status’ option. 
  • Enter either your challan number, vehicle number, or driving license number, and enter the captcha in the box.
  • Then, click on the ‘Get Detail’ option to check the status.

Maha Trafficapp is a mobile phone app that you can download on your smartphone if you are a resident of Maharashtra to check the status of your challan and make the payment for the same.

Pune City Traffic Police are authorized to collect traffic fines in the city of Pune.

In case you do not pay your traffic fines, then traffic police officials will visit your residential address to collect the amount. If you still do not clear your amount, you will be summoned to court based on a complaint made by the Traffic Police of Pune and ordered to clear your dues. If you fail to appear in court and do not clear your dues, your driving license will be suspended.

For this issue, follow the below steps.

  • Click on the link, and click on the ‘Click here to raise a grievance for wrongly booked challan or any payment issue’ tab.
  • In the next step, click on the ‘Apply Grievance against Receipt’ option.
  • After that, you need to enter your receipt number, the amount paid, mobile number, email ID, wrongly paid vehicle number, and your vehicle’s number, followed by the engine or chassis number of your vehicle.
  • Then, click on the ‘Submit’ option.

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