MUMBAI: A day after BMC introduced it’s going to fee a totally steep penalty for unlawful parking, the traffic police, after a meeting with civic officials on Thursday, determined to write down to the state authorities, asking for changes inside the Motor Vehicle Act on the way to impose up to Rs 10,000 as quality for parking in no-parking areas. At gift, the penalty is Rs two hundred.

In an associated improvement, the BMC plans to permit motorists to park totally free in public parking plenty till they’re given out to contractors.
The BMC had meant to impose a penalty of as much as Rs 10,000 for unlawful parking on roads underneath the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act. However, looking forward to it is probably tough to enforce the plan beneath the law, the civic frame asked the site visitors police to seek modifications to the Motor Vehicle Act.

The BMC and site visitors police plan to jointly put into effect the stiff great, to begin with under the MMC Act, from July 7. In the joint assembly of JCP (visitors) Madhukar Pande and his officials with zonal deputy municipal commissioners, they fixed the closing date. They additionally decided to discover the opportunity of allowing public parking in vacant parts of BEST bus depots.

“Essentially, we are jointly running on a 3-pronged approach (focus, appeal, and enforcement) to decongest the roads anyplace parking is to be had otherwise,” said Pande. The assembly decided that every one senior police inspectors (visitors) at the side of BMC ward officials will mutually inspect the BMC’s to be had public parking plenty inside the subsequent days. According to the capacity of the lots, the officers will determine how a whole lot location around it is able to grow to become a no-automobile parking space. The BMC will put signage and bring other machinery required to put in force the guideline.

BMC commissioner Praveen Pardeshi is attempting to lose roads in order that BEST buses can ply smoothly, encouraging extra people to use public shipping. In a few years, metro offerings might be operational in many components of the metropolis and he desires to ensure that humans must have to give up-to end public delivery alternatives. “Everything is interconnected. We are making BEST journeys comfy and increasing the numbers of buses. At the identical time, we’re releasing the street from unlawful parking so that these buses can run anywhere. It will inspire humans to apply greater public transport and help decongest the town,” the brand new civic commissioner said.

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