Now, Paytm Enables Traffic Challan Payments; Service Live in Mumbai, Pune & Vijayawada!
Post demonetization Paytm has become the king of digital payments. You name an entity and it will be supporting Paytm for payments. From Splitwise to Reliance Jio recharge, IRCTC tickets to Big Bazaar, the company has made it possible for the common man to make digital payments.
Now, the company has added another feature that is going to benefit a lot of people. Paytm can be used to make payments for Traffic Challans, and currently this is live in Mumbai, Pune and Vijayawada. It will be expanded to other cities soon.
Now you can pay traffic chalan also on Paytm! https://t.co/06ZkwWmwoV
— Vijay Shekhar (@vijayshekhar) June 3, 2017
“If you happen to get stuck in such circumstances and you are running short of funds, then, Paytm is all you need to do. Paytm has come up with a unique idea of Challan payment online that is possible within few short & easy steps,” the company says.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that the company is promoting any sort of wrong driving, but in case you ever find yourself in a situation, Paytm will come to your rescue. Now, you don’t have to worry for unavailability of cash right on the spot when you can pay the fine instantly through the online portal.
How to Pay Traffic Challan online?
Once your Challan is generated by the machine against your vehicle’s registration number, you have the option of electronic money transfer for payment through Paytm. All you need to do is log into Paytm.com or make use of the Paytm App and do the following –
- Enter your City Name – Mumbai, Pune or Vijayawada
- Enter challan/vehicle number
- Choose payment method of your preference i.e. Debit or Credit Card, Net banking or Paytm Wallet. The payment methods are safe and secured so you don’t have to worry about your money
Once your transaction is done, you will receive an instant auto update on your registered email id and mobile number. Challan payment online is available 24/7 and you can avail the benefits of various deals, discounts and Cashback offer every time you pay your penalty through Paytm.
This might send out a wrong message to a lot of drivers, so the company should also promote safe and ethical driving on its platform. We’re not sure if traffic police in these areas have been intimated of this move, but this will surely help you when you’re out of cash.
Needless to say, under the table cash transactions will still happen, and a cop might just ask you to send money through Paytm itself. Let’s hope Paytm finds a way to tie-up with the traffic department in all major cities.