In collaboration with the City Traffic Police (CTP), the Punjab Safe Cities Authority (PSCA) has introduced the E-Challan system in Lahore as per the directives of the Lahore High Court (LHC). This innovative Electronic Traffic Violation Ticket system, known as E-Challan, has been met with an enthusiastic response from the city’s residents.
Utilizing state-of-the-art Automatic Vehicle Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras installed throughout the city, this new system effectively detects individuals who violate traffic regulations.
E-Challans are dispatched to the addresses registered under the violators’ vehicle IDs. These notices contain detailed information about the traffic rule violation along with an image of the vehicle at the time of the incident.
However, a notable challenge arises from many violators being unaware of their fines. This often happens because they may have moved from their previously registered residence linked to their vehicle IDs without updating the information officially, or technical glitches may prevent them from receiving the E-Challan at their current address. To address this, we’ve outlined instructions to help you confirm and settle your E-Challan.
To Verify Your E-Challan Online:
- Visit the official PSCA website to access your traffic violation status.
- Upon reaching the website, you’ll encounter two sections: one for your vehicle number and another for your CNIC.
- By inputting your vehicle registration details and CNIC number, you can determine whether a fine has been imposed. Additionally, you can choose to print the E-Challan document for your records.
Steps to Settle Your E-Challan: There are two avenues to pay your E-Challan:
- Manual Payment:
- Download and print the E-Challan document from the PSCA website.
- Present the printed E-Challan along with the required amount at the National Bank of Punjab (NBP) for payment.
- ATM Payment:
- Utilize NBP’s ATM machines to conveniently settle your challan.
Moreover, the PSCA is diligently working on a mobile application that will enable you to check and pay your E-Challans without needing to leave your residence.
Since the launch of the Electronic Challan on September 23, the Electronic Ticketing Center (ETC) under the Punjab Safe Cities Authority (PSCA) has issued over 75,000 e-challans. This substantial number of E-Challans has contributed an impressive PKR 7 million to the national treasury up to date.