How to Submit Traffic Challan in Lahore (Pakistan)?
Pakistan gets a new makeover for the challan system that has long ruled the nation. The new system of e-challan is more than just a superficial change. In fact, everything except the concept of fining the traffic violators has changed with the new method of e-challan that is gradually rolling out across the nation.
How the old system worked?
Under the old system, the traffic violators were stopped by traffic wardens who issued a paper challan and confiscated documents like the driving license. The violator had to take the issued challan to a bank and pay the fine amount. The bank issued a payment receipt against the payment made. The violator then took the receipt to the police station and submitted the same, against which, the confiscated document was returned.
How the new e-challan system works?
Under the new e-challan system, the traffic wardens are provided with an Android-powered smartphone and a portable e-ticketing device, which is connected to the phone. Once a traffic violator is identified, the warden uses the mobile phone to register the violation case along with the fine amount. An e-receipt printed using the ticketing device and the receipt is handed over to the violator. The violator then needs to make the payment on-spot. There is no more confiscation of documents. Driver’s license number and other necessary details are all captured in the Android-powered phone which are then transmitted to a centrally maintained database for record keeping. In case the violator wants to pay later, the provisions are available. The violator can walk away with the receipt without handing over any document. He or she can take the challan receipt to a bank and pay the fine amount.
In essence, the new system is simple and effective and rules out the possibility of corruption to a great extent. All money collected is accounted for and the whole system become far more effective in terms of amount of time consumed. Also, public harassment is eliminated to a great extent because they can now bypass two major steps of visiting a bank and then the police station for collecting the confiscated documents. The new system has been developed in a way that technical errors are eliminated using counter checks.