PM Modi’s Digital India dreams escalated more quickly than we had anticipated. Now, you can pay your ‘Traffic Challan’ via the popular electronic payment and e-commerce, Paytm! The company has launched this service only in selected cities, namely – Mumbai, Pune and Vijayawada, however, it promises to expand its boundaries to other cities in future.
The traffic police department of the respective cities has already updated their websites, adding Paytm as an official payment method for e-Challans.
Your Paytm application now comes with a new tab called ‘Traffic Challan’ where the users need to enter their vehicles numbers and other details which will be verified by the app. Once verified, the users can proceed to pay. One needs to enter their city names, challan/vehicle number, and then choose payment method of your preference i.e. Debit/Credit Card, Net banking or Paytm Wallet.
As you pay, you receive a digital invoice for the payment and the surrender document will be posted to your address by the region’s police service.
Talking about the announcement, Kiran Vasireddy, Senior Vice President at Paytm said, “Traffic Challan payments in India largely happen at select counters and in cash. We are glad to partner with the state traffic police departments to enable challan payments on the go. This is a new stride in our vision to add convenience to every payment use-case in the country.”