Pakistani roads are the real battlegrounds for a sane driver. There is not one instance when you won’t find a loose driver who deems himself or herself a king or queen of the road. From the bikers who would want to pass their mounts from the smallest opening possible to car drivers who are accustomed to driving on racing tracks, you will find all sorts of variations on the road. During the peak hours, the highway assumes the form of an automobile zoo. What’s interesting is that you will find one driver quite refined, while the next one will be planning to murder your ears with their car horn.
The images forming in your mind will be put to ease when you hear that the government of Pakistan is taking steps to control this wild mare of traffic that we have. Punjab Safe City Authorities (PSCA) had taken the initial step by initiating practical policies. This became a pain to those who believed in ultimate freedom on the perilous traffic roads. The foundation of the system that PSCA implemented was laid in 2016 when in the land of unruly traffic, Karachi, the challans were delivered to the traffic violaters’ doorsteps. This trend gained only more momentum, as the numbers of traffic violators weren’t ending soon. Some of us Pakistanis found ways around this system too.
Considering how everything is digitalizing, it was high time when digital trends caught up with those traffic hooligans too. E-Challan is the answer to the prayers of decent drivers who don’t want to have a breakdown on the road. Though started in Lahore, the system will soon make its way to Islamabad. According to the system of E-Challan, number plate recognition cameras have been installed all across the roads of Lahore, and God help you if you break the traffic rules. And don’t even think about making that wincing face and saying that you are not carrying cash at the moment. To make your payments easy, the government of Punjab has made the facility of online payment possible, hence the name E-Challan. You can now pay E-Challan by the mobile banking system involving 23 banks, internet banking involving 18 banks. You can also go for ATM services which include 21 banks or you can opt for the option of over-the-counter payment methods which have been made feasible for 28 banks. Other methods of payment are HBL K-connect, JazzCash, Easypaisa, TCS, and UBL Omni services.
However, things don’t end here. The E-Challan will also be delivered to your doorstep, in case if you think you have managed to escape the law.
So now, we hope that you will think three times before breaking any traffic rule. Also, if you are a decent driver then breathe easy since this system is going to let you drive peacefully on the road.