E-Challan Service in Lahore is now fully operational
In September 2018, Punjab Safe Cities Authorities launched the e-challan system in Lahore to tackle the traffic issues and to take serious actions against the traffic rules violators. The system is corruption free as it is free from because no human interference is needed. The system is self-automated. The staff only have to dispatch the e-challan to the violator’s address and keep a check.
How Does It Work?
PSCA has installed hi-tech cameras on the main roads of the city. These cameras capture the number plates of the traffic rule violator vehicles. The system identifies the registration number of the car and the name of the owner of the vehicle. Following this process, the e-challan is generated and is dispatched to the address of the vehicle’s owner.
How to Pay the Challan?
- If you have the hard copy of the e-challan then citizens of Lahore can pay the e-challan in the National Bank of Punjab or the NBP (National Bank of Pakistan)
- If you own a bank account, paying through ATM card is the best option.
How we can check the e-challan?
- If you have not got the E-challan at your home you can visit the website echallan.psca.gop.pk, the website is compatible for desktop browsers yet.
- Enter the CNIC number on which the vehicle is registered on E Challan Portal
- Enter the vehicle registry number on Challan Portal
- You will get the e-challan on your screen. Print the e-challan.
- If the screen is showing “No Record Found’’, it means you added the wrong information or you have not been fined.
What if the E-challan is not paid?
If the e-challan is not paid within the due date then the authorities can take the necessary action against the vehicle owner. The vehicle may also be seized and will only be released when all the challans are paid.
Since the service is only for Lahore, the people of Lahore responded to the service positively. If the project is successful in Lahore it will be expanded to the other main cities of Punjab also. As of yet, it has produced over 90,000 challans. The violations have reduced also, which will hopefully lower the number of accidents in the city. This is the great initiative taken by the Punjab Safe Cities Authority, and we hope that other provinces will soon take a note!