Traffic e-challan in virtual courts: 9 things you should know | Gadgets Now

Traffic e-challan in virtual courts: 9 things you should know

Jul 18, 2023

By: Kiran Singh

Purpose of virtual court

Introduced in 2021, virtual courts allow online payment of challans without physical appearances. Users can settle fines within 60 days via Parivahaan Seva, mParivahaan app, or Delhi Traffic Police website. Unsettled challans are transferred to virtual courts.


Transition to virtual court

If the e-challan remains unpaid after 60 days, it automatically transitions to the virtual court (e-court). There is no notification sent when the challan moves to the virtual court.


Accessing the virtual court

To access the virtual court, open any web browser on your PC or mobile device and go to "https//vcourts.gov.in/".


​Fine reduction in virtual court

In virtual court, certain cases may lead to reduced e-challan amounts. For example, an overspeeding fine of Rs 2,000 could be reduced to Rs 1,000, and a Rs 500 penalty for wrong parking might be reduced to Rs 100. Reductions vary depending on the violation.


Early transfer to virtual court

Vehicle owners can transfer their challan to the virtual court early by searching their case using various criteria. After OTP verification, an acknowledgment message will display the assigned court name and date for the case.


​Payment in virtual court

Once the challan dues are sent to the virtual court, owners can visit the virtual court portal and make the payment based on the amount displayed. Failure to make the payment in the virtual court will lead to further escalation to the physical court.


Payment exclusivity in virtual court

If the message on the Parivahaan Seva portal indicates that the challan has been sent to the virtual court, the payment must be made exclusively through the virtual court portal.


​Payment methods in virtual courts

You can choose from available payment options such as net banking, credit cards, debit cards, or UPI to make the payment.


Physical court option

Citizens have a 90-day window to attend the virtual court and resolve their challan dues. If the fine remains unpaid after this period, legal proceedings will commence, necessitating a physical court appearance with a lawyer to settle the dues.


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