WHAT IS THE E-CHALLAN SYSTEM
According to the e-challan system, CCTVs placed along roads capture images through which vehicle numbers are identified. Screenshots and video clippings from the cameras are used as evidence, based on which, e-challans are prepared and posted to offenders, along with a covering letter from the traffic inspector. The e-challan includes an image of the vehicle, while the covering letter provides details of the offence and the location, and offers the options of either paying a compounded fine or moving court. The traffic department had also started on the spot challans last year. However; the system was shut down within three months owing to technical glitches in the devices used to print the challans. As of now, offenders who have been issued e-challans have to pay fines by either coming personally to the traffic headquarters or online through the state police’s website.