Although stopping a violating driver and issuing a challan still happen, it’s mostly e-challans that are famous with Hyderabad Traffic Police these days. Cops would simply take a picture of your vehicle (in the violating position) and then issue a challan to the address to the vehicle owner.
On the challan it will be clearly written as those who do not pay the fine with in 15 days of receiving the challan, may be subject to a court case. Strangely it looks like most people are not bothered about that warning at all. In 2009, of nearly 6.03 lakh e-challans issued, more than half of them went unpaid. In 2010, of 10.85 lakh e-challans, 7.08 lakh challans are unpaid.
However, things have improved in 2011, as till May this year, 2.91 lakh e-challans were issued out of which only 82277 are unpaid.
It is clear that it is virtually impossible to raise a case (in court) against every individual who gets a challan. Hence, police are taking steps and preparing list of violators who have more than 10 unpaid challans, police station wise. Police then would visit their houses and take appropriate action, which may include, cancelling the driving license and/or RC, seizing of vehicle, registering a cheating case etc.
Check Hyderabad traffic challan status and act accordingly.