If you have forgotten your unused car parked on the road, get rid of it now! The revised parking rules of 2017 — yet to be implemented in the city — have provisions for a fine of up to Rs 5,000 for junk or damaged cars parked on roads.
Junk cars are fairly easy to spot on colony roads. For instance, in Mayur Vihar Phase I Extension, at least four to five unused cars can be seen parked in the middle of cars in use. Two such cars are seen parked outside United India Apartments and one outside Kirti Apartments. Similarly, a couple of badly damaged vehicles can be found parked outside East End Apartments.
A resident of Kirti Apartments, on condition of anonymity, said, “I have raised this issue time and again with the managing committee during meetings, but such matters fall outside its ambit. My question is why encroach on public space with junk? They make for such an ugly sight too.”
But if sources in the Delhi government are to be believed, the situation may change from February.
The state government is set to launch a mobile app that will allow residents to send pictures of junk cars with their location, and the traffic police will have them towed away.
A Delhi government spokesperson confirmed, “The transport department is ready to launch a dedicated mobile app to rid city roads of such ugly sights.”