In a landmark initiative to facilitate online payments of traffic challans, Delhi’s first ‘virtual court’ has been launched at Tiz Hazari courts. The launch took place on July 26, 2019.
The District Courts of Delhi with the proficient guidance of the E-Committee, Supreme Court of India launched the virtual court’s web portal
www.vcourts.gov.in for facilitating the online payment of traffic challans. The portal will cater to traffic challans which are digitally generated by the Delhi Traffic Police via the e-challan application. The traffic challan in all cases except where the vehicle is impounded can be disposed of by making an online payment at the portal. An officer of the rank of Metropolitan Magistrate shall preside over the virtual court.
The brief procedure for the disposal of challans on the portal is mentioned below:
- Challan generated through the e-challan application will be sent in digital form to the virtual court. All the challans for a given day will reflect in the dash board of the virtual court Judge.
- The violator will be issued summons on their mobile phone and email address by the virtual court in accordance with Section 208 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
- The summons will contain a web link which will redirect the violator to the virtual court’s web portal.
- The violator has the option of either remitting the payment towards the challan generated or challenge the challan as per provisions of the applicable law.
- The payment gateway for making the payment towards the challan generated is in collaboration with the State Bank of India.
- Payment towards the challan may be made via credit card, debit card or online banking
- Post payment of the fine, an acknowledgement will be generated reflecting the disposal of challan along with the transaction number.
The virtual court aims at providing tremendous benefits to people for getting their traffic challans cleared and disposed of from the comfort of their homes without being required to visit the court multiple times and complete the required formalities for the disposal of the challan.