After repeated complaints, Gurugram cops may begin drive against illegal parking
The rising number of complaints from the citizens on the worsening traffic situation has made the Gurugram Police finally act against wrongly-parked vehicles in the city. The Gurugram Police along with Municipal Corporation of Gurugram will start an official drive from March 17 against wrongly-parked vehicles in the city.
With the city reeling under traffic mismanagement and lack of pedestrian space, sources in the Gurugram Police stated that the drive against wrongly-parked vehicles would play a key role in improving the situation.
To begin with, the Gurugram traffic Police will be acting against errant auto drivers who have maximum complaints for illegally parking their autos at key traffic junctions and thereby blocking traffic.
Stringent measures will also be taken by the police on heavy commercial vehicles that block the traffic because of being parked in the wrong area.
On March 17, the police will launch their drive from busy city routes like MG road, Golf Course road, IFFCO Chowk, Mahavir Chowk and Sohna road. Sources in the Gurugram Police said that that their focus would crowded areas where there are reports of difficulty faced by pedestrians due to vehicles being parked on the footpath.
Sources in the Gurugram Police also informed that as the numbers of complaints from residential areas were also increasing, the police will check out residential areas too, under the drive.
"The police receive maximum complaints on traffic challenges in the city on the social media. Most of the citizens have complained that wrongly-parked vehicles are one of the major causes of traffic problems in the city. Vehicles not parked in the right place block traffic in busy areas. They also make it extremely difficult for pedestrians to walk in the city. We therefore, will impose a heavy penalty on people who park their vehicles wrongly. An official drive against wrongly-parked vehicles will begin on March 17," said a senior official from Gurugram Police.
"We hope that the drive that will be conducted by the police along with government agencies will be useful in clearing major routes and ensure smooth flow of traffic," the
official further stated.
Tarun Chugh, a resident of Gurugram sector-14, said, "Wrongly-parked vehicles have become a menace in the city. Along with the much required action by the police, there is also a need to create more parking spaces in the city. With lack of parking spaces, touts are operating in the city who charge high rates from the commuters who want to park their vehicles."
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