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E-Challan in Karnataka

  • Author :
  • TATA AIG Team
  • Published on :
  • 13/07/2023

Karnataka is a prominent state in India and has attracted people from all over the country to work and live in the prosperous cities of the state, like Bengaluru and Mysore.

As the state is developing, road traffic is also increasing. The increased number of four-wheelers, three-wheelers, two-wheelers, and pedestrians has increased the number of road accidents and traffic rule violations.

Every vehicle owner must follow some primary traffic rules in Karnataka. For example, wearing a helmet/ seatbelt, following the traffic signals, avoiding using the phone while driving, and having a valid driving licence and a car or bike insurance policy.

Along with the rules mentioned above, there are several other guidelines you need to follow to avoid the Karnataka state e-challan.

Here is an exhaustive guide to help you understand all the aspects related to e-challan Karnataka.

What is Karnataka Vehicle E-challan?

With the rising use of the internet in all aspects of life, the Karnataka government decided to provide an online platform to the citizens to save them from the hassle of visiting the traffic authority’s office for several tasks.

Therefore, the Karnataka traffic authorities facilitated the citizens with an online facility to check their challan status and make a payment for it digitally. Vehicle owners can use the e-challan platform to generate an invoice for their challan and track the payments. They can also register their related grievances on the e-challan platform.

Using the e-challan facility, you can keep track of your driving record and ensure that you stay on the right side of the law by clearing all your due fines on time.

What is the Information Present in the Karnataka Vehicle E-challan?

- Details about the traffic rule violation: The e-challan provides details about the traffic rule violation against which the challan has been issued, like overspeeding, jumping a red light, riding without a helmet, overloading, etc.

- Details about the vehicle: The e-challan provides the details of the concerned vehicle against which the challan has been issued. The details include the vehicle’s registration number, its make and model, etc.

- Identification number: It also has a unique identification number for the issued e-challan. Details about the place and time: You can find the details of the location and time of the offence for your reference in the e-challan.

- Penalty charges: The penalty amount you must pay against the e-challan issued in your name is also mentioned.

- Instructions on the payment method: If you are worried that paying the e-challan is a complicated process, you can relax. The e-challan has clear instructions on the process you must follow to pay the penalty. It has some more details like the challan’s validity, additional charges on non-payment, etc.

- Contact details: Lastly, the e-challan has the contact information of the concerned authorities. You can contact them if you have any query or grievance regarding the e-challan.

How Does E-challan Karnataka Work?

Riders and drivers on the roads of Karnataka are expected to follow traffic rules and regulations at all times. To ensure road safety and smooth traffic movement in the state, the traffic authorities have installed CCTV cameras at various intersections, streets, and highways.

These CCTV cameras work automatically and record all the activities on the road. As a result, a rule violation at any time of the day or night, gets recorded in the camera and doesn’t go unnoticed, even if the traffic police are not physically present at the spot.

The traffic authorities can extract information about the vehicle and the vehicle owner with the help of CCTV footage. A notification is sent to the offender informing them about the offence and its penalty.

The traffic rule violator can check his e-challan status online and pay the required fine henceforth.

How to Do Online Karnataka E-challan Check Status?

  • In case you have received a notification from the traffic authorities regarding an e-challan, you can check the e-challan status in Karnataka online in 2 ways. Let us understand them in detail.

- How to Do E-challan Check Karnataka on the Karnataka Police Website?

  • Visit Bangalore Police Services - Karnataka One

  • Click on ‘Violation Fine Online Payment’ if the challan is for a traffic rule violation and ‘Parking Fine Online Payment’ if the challan is for wrongful vehicle parking.

  • Type your vehicle number present on the number plate of your vehicle or the challan number issued by the traffic police.

  • When you enter this information, the website will display your e-challan status.

  • If you want to pay the e-challan right away, you can proceed with the payment option.

- How to Check E-challan Status Karnataka on the Parivahan Website?

  • Visit Challan Details.

  • To check the challan status, enter your vehicle number, challan number, or driving licence number.

  • Enter the Captcha and hit the ‘Get Detail’ button.

  • The site will direct you to a new page where you can find all the relevant information for the e-challan.

  • can proceed further to make the e-challan payment online.

How to Do E-challan Payment Karnataka?

The Karnataka traffic authorities have upgraded the challan payment system, and if you have violated a traffic law, you need not rush to the RTO office to pay it.

The e-challan online payment system enables you to pay a traffic fine from anywhere and at any time.

You can conveniently pay an e-challan on the Karnataka police website, the Parivahan website, or a mobile wallet.

- Karnataka Traffic E-challan Payment Online on the Karnataka Police Website

  • Visit Bangalore Police Services - Karnataka One

  • Click on ‘Violation Fine Online Payment’ if the challan is for a traffic rule violation.

  • Log in with your registered credentials or create a new account.

  • Enter your e-challan number or vehicle number.

  • The details for your e-challan will appear on the screen. Confirm the details and the payment amount required.

  • Make the payment using your preferred online payment mode.

  • You will receive a confirmation slip for the payment made. Use this slip for all future references regarding the e-challan payment.

- Karnataka Traffic E-challan Payment Online on the Parivahan Website

  • Visit Parivahan Sewa

  • There is a list of options available. From this list, select the ‘Online Services’ option.

  • Choose e-challan from the dropdown menu of the Online Services section.

  • Click on the ‘Get E-challan Details’ link.

  • To know the details of the fine, enter your challan details and click on ‘Get Details.’

  • It will direct you to a new page detailing the traffic rule violation and the challan issued against it.

  • To make a challan payment, click the ‘Pay’ option and choose the preferred digital payment mode.

  • You will receive a Transaction ID which is a unique code to be used for future reference. You can also download the payment receipt copy for your records.

Karnataka Traffic E-challan Payment Online Through a Mobile Wallet

  • Go to the homepage of the mobile wallet application.

  • Select the option that allows users to recharge and pay bills.

  • Click on the ‘Challans’ option.

  • Select the Karnataka traffic authority and enter your vehicle registration number.

  • Any pending challan in your name will appear on the screen.

  • To pay the e-challan, enter the challan amount and complete the payment from the mobile wallet.

- Karnataka State E-challan Payment Offline

You can pay the e-challan offline in 2 ways:

  • Pay the fine amount in cash to the traffic police officer through an e-challan machine.

  • Visit the traffic police station in your area along with all the necessary documents and the letter of the traffic rule violation and make the e-challan payment there.

How to Verify My Receipt and Know My Karnataka State E-challan Payment Transaction Status?

To Know the Payment Transaction Status

  • Visit the Vahan Citizen Services portal and find the ‘Know Your Payment Transaction Status’ option.

  • Click on the option and select the relevant option from the list.

  • Enter the required details, including the transaction ID. The transaction ID is the ID provided to you after you made the e-challan payment.

  • Click the ‘Search’ option to find out all the details about the payment transaction.

To Verify the Payment Receipt

  • Visit the Vahan Citizen Services portal and find the ‘Verify Your Receipt’ option.

  • Enter your vehicle’s RC number and the receipt number you received after your e-challan was processed. Click the ‘Verify’ option.

What is the Validity of Karnataka Traffic E-challan?

Every e-challan has a validity period within which you must pay the fine. An e-challan issued by the Karnataka traffic authorities must be paid within 60 days from the date of its issuance.

Failure to pay the e-challan within the stipulated time may have severe consequences. For example, the traffic authorities may forward the challan to the court, and you may have to face legal consequences or pay higher penalties.

Therefore, as a responsible citizen, it is advisable to keep a check on any traffic violation notice issued in your name. Pay the e-challan within the validity period and drive stress free on the roads of Karnataka.

What are the Karnataka State E-challan Fines and Penalties?

As per the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act 2019, the updated list of fines and penalties for various traffic violations is as follows:

Traffic Rule Violation Applicable Penalty
Riding/ driving a vehicle without a valid driving licence Two-wheelers: ₹ 1000 Four-wheelers or Light Motor Vehicles: ₹ 2000 Other vehicles: ₹ 5000
Riding/ driving a vehicle without a valid vehicle insurance policy Two-wheelers: ₹ 1000 Four-wheelers or Light Motor Vehicles: ₹ 2000 Other vehicles: ₹ 4000
Riding/ driving a vehicle with a disqualified driving licence All vehicles: ₹ 10,000
Riding/ driving a vehicle without a valid registration number Two-wheelers: ₹ 2000 Four-wheelers or Light Motor Vehicles: ₹ 3000 Other vehicles: ₹ 5000
Overspeeding a vehicle Two-wheelers: ₹ 1000 Four-wheelers or Light Motor Vehicles: ₹ 1000 Other vehicles: ₹ 2000
Using a hand-held mobile phone while riding/ driving a vehicle Two/ three-wheelers: ₹ 1500 Four-wheelers or Light Motor Vehicles: ₹ 3000 Other vehicles: ₹ 5000
Riding/ driving a vehicle without a proper number plate Two/ three-wheelers: ₹ 2000 Four-wheelers or Light Motor Vehicles: ₹ 3000 Other vehicles: ₹ 5000
Riding a vehicle without a helmet Two-wheelers: ₹ 500
Driving a vehicle without a seatbelt Four-wheelers: ₹ 500
Obstructing the way for emergency vehicles All vehicles: ₹ 1000
Honking in No Honking and silent zones Two/ three-wheelers: ₹ 500 Other vehicles: ₹ 1000
Making an unauthorised interference with a vehicle All vehicles: ₹ 1000
Unauthorised people riding/ driving a vehicle Two/ three-wheelers: ₹ 1000 Four-wheelers or Light Motor Vehicles: ₹ 2000 Other vehicles: ₹ 5000
A mentally or physically challenged person driving a vehicle All vehicles 1st offence: ₹ 1000 After the first offence: ₹ 2000
Racing a vehicle All vehicles 1st offence: ₹ 5000 After the first offence: ₹ 10,000
Driving a vehicle in an intoxicated condition All vehicles 1st offence: ₹ 10,000 and/ or 6 months imprisonment After the first offence: ₹ 15,000 and/ or imprisonment of 2 years
Carrying extra passengers in a vehicle All vehicles: ₹ 200 per extra person
Offences related to the construction, maintenance, sale, and alteration of a vehicle ₹ 1,00,000 for every motor vehicle ₹ 1,00,000 for every component ₹ 5000 for every alteration
Driving a vehicle without a valid permit All vehicles 1st offence: ₹ 5000 After the first offence: ₹ 10,000
Violation of safety rules for two-wheelers and pillion riders  Two-wheelers: ₹ 500
A juvenile riding/ driving a registered vehicle All vehicles: ₹ 25,000 and 3 years of imprisonment, cancellation of the vehicle registration for 1 year, juvenile debarred from getting a driving licence till the age of 25 years
Violation of the vehicle emission standards Two/ three-wheelers: ₹ 1500 Other vehicles: ₹ 3000
Disobedience of traffic laws All vehicles: ₹ 1000
Overloading a vehicle  ₹ 5000 + ₹ 2000 for every additional ton of weight
Violation of the noise pollution standard Two/ three-wheelers: ₹ 1500 Other vehicles: ₹ 3000
Driving in unsafe conditions  Two/ three-wheelers: ₹ 1500 Other vehicles: ₹ 3000

What Rules Should I Follow to Avoid E-challan Karnataka?

There are some traffic rules that apply to all vehicle riders/ drivers in Karnataka and some that are specific to the vehicle type. Here are details for both:

Traffic Rules for All Vehicle Riders and Drivers in Karnataka

  • Riders and drivers are to maintain left-side riding/ driving on the road at all times. If a vehicle requests a pass, let it overtake from the right.

  • If you need to overtake another vehicle, always give an indicator and blow the horn first. Overtake from the right side when the road ahead is clear.

  • Do not park your vehicle in a ‘No Parking’ zone. Moreover, avoid parking your vehicle at busy corners or in the middle of the road.

  • Do not jump a traffic signal. If pedestrians are crossing the road, be patient and ensure their safety.

  • Slow down your vehicle at roundabouts, crossings, and intersections, and always honk before approaching them.

  • Carry the vehicle documents, like driving licence, vehicle registration certificate, PUC certificate, and vehicle insurance policy, in physical or digital form.

  • Do not honk in silent zones, like near schools and hospitals.

  • Use the relevant vehicle lights, like the fog lights, emergency lights, and side indicators, whenever required.

  • Do not ride or drive a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or any other intoxicating substance. It can severely affect your driving skills and cause a threat to the public as well as your own safety.

Additional Traffic Rules for Two-wheeler Riders in Karnataka

  • Bike riders and pillion riders must wear a proper helmet when the vehicle is moving. Moreover, the helmet should be in good condition and properly strapped. In addition to a helmet, riders can also wear knee and elbow guards for further protection.

  • Two-wheeler riders are allowed to carry only a single person as a pillion rider with them. Overloading a two-wheeler is a punishable offence in Karnataka.

Additional Traffic Rules for Four-wheeler Drivers in Karnataka

  • Wearing a seatbelt is mandatory for four-wheeler drivers in Karnataka. Along with the driver, other passengers in a car should also wear a seatbelt for enhanced safety.

Documents Needed to Drive a Vehicle in Karnataka Without Being Fined?

You may be asked to produce certain documents any time when you are riding/ driving a vehicle on the roads in Karnataka. Therefore, ensure you have the documents given below at all times when riding/ driving a vehicle:**

  • Driving Licence: It is necessary to have a driving licence at all times when driving a two-wheeler or a four-wheeler in Karnataka. The driving licence should be valid and maintained well.

  • Vehicle Insurance Certificate: Get your vehicle insured before taking it out on the road in Karnataka, just like all other states of the country. A minimum of third-party insurance is necessary to ride/ drive a vehicle in India.

  • Vehicle Registration Certificate (RC): The Regional Transport Office (RTO) issues the vehicle registration certificate for every vehicle. RC is an essential document, and you must carry it with you at all times when using your bike or car.

  • Pollution Under Control (PUC) Certificate: You can get a Pollution Under Control certificate for your bike or car after getting its emissions from the exhaust pipe checked. It is necessary to carry the PUC certificate every time you use your vehicle, as you may be asked to produce it for the authorities at any time.

  • Permit: For a commercial vehicle, you need to get a permit from the RTO. You must carry the permit with your vehicle at all times in your vehicle. If you find it difficult to carry these documents in paper form, you can carry them electronically in a DigiLocker. Ensure the digital copy of your documents is accessible and you can produce it whenever necessary.

Why Should I Have a Car or Bike Insurance Policy to be on the Safe Side?

Insurance for two-wheelers and four-wheelers are insurance policies that insure the vehicle and the vehicle owner against mishaps like accidents or theft.

Additionally, they are an essential document when driving or riding a vehicle in Karnataka. You may be asked to produce the insurance for two-wheeler or four-wheeler by a traffic authority, failing which you may be penalised with an e-challan.

The best practice for buying an insurance plan for your bike is to compare two-wheeler insurance online to select the plan with the maximum coverage for a reasonable premium.

Our Tata AIG vehicle insurance policies come with extensive coverage and the option of adding add-ons to further enhance your vehicle’s safety.


The e-challan Karnataka is the Karnataka government’s initiative to digitise the challan-payment process for citizens. It helps maintain better road safety and ensures citizens follow the traffic rules in the state. You can check your e-challan status online and pay it through the online or offline mode.

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