LAHORE: The Punjab Safe Cities Authority (PSCA) has launched an online portal for e-challans to facilitate the masses.
The citizens can now access the portal at echallan.psca.gop.pk By entering in their vehicle registration number and CNIC, they can view and print e-challans, assuming any, issued to them. Since the beginning of the e-challan system on September 24, the PSCA has issued 87,000 e-challans up until this point and a measure of Rs11 million was deposited in the national exchequer.
Amid a press briefing at the PSCA office Qurban Lines on Saturday, Chief Operating Officer SSP Nasir Akbar Khan said the authority notified the Excise and Taxation Department around 9,000 vehicle records for correction up until this point. He said since September 23, over 1,000 vehicles have been blacklisted for showing fake registration numbers and over 100 vehicles detained at police stations for further proceedings. More than 800 e-challans were sent to different cities crosswise over Punjab. The PSCA has likewise decided to include speeding and one-path violations in its e-challanning phase. The defaulters of e-challans would be apprehended through the ground teams and seized vehicles would just to be released after the settlement of the sum owed.
“We thank all the well behaved citizens who made it possible for us to transform Lahore into a safe city for drivers and pedestrians. Citizens are advised to transfer the ownership inside multi month of sale or purchase of vehicles,” he said. “E-challans are sent on the addresses in the vehicle registration database of E&T.”
The PSCA had announced to dispatch the electronic challaning system from September 24.
Under the e-challaning system, the CCTV cameras to capture petty criminal offenses were installed in different parts of the city. These cameras would capture violations and the tickets would be delivered at the house of the violator. Punjab Safe City Authority Lahore had started sending cautioning tickets to different violators a year back.
Under the new system, if a death happens amid a street accident because of a petty criminal offense and police discover the violator blameworthy amid investigation, his or her license would remain suspended for two years even if the violator reached an agreement of reconciliation with the aggrieved family.