GMDA, traffic police to intensify towing of illegally parked vehicles

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GMDA, traffic police to intensify towing of illegally parked vehicles

If any illegally parked vehicle is found on roads, then it will be towed away by cranes and towing charges will be recovered from the defaulter.

GMDA, traffic police to intensify towing of illegally parked vehicles

Now, you need to pay extra caution while parking your vehicles as the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) and traffic police have made a plan to curb the practice of illegal parking alongside the city roads.

If you do it then there is every chance that your vehicle will be towed away. For this, towing vehicles are being deployed in areas which are prone to illegal parking.

If any illegally parked vehicle is found on roads, then it will be towed away by cranes and towing charges will be recovered from the defaulter.

The penalty rate has also been fixed by GMDA, according to which, long vehicles with more than 10 tyres will be charged Rs 2000. 

Similarly, Rs 1000 was fixed for all commercial vehicles including heavy and medium vehicles. Rs 500 will be charged for light vehicles and Rs 200 for two-wheelers. These charges will be in addition to the charges levied by the traffic police under the Motor Vehicle Act 1988.

Many residents have welcomed the initiative to solve the issue of illegal parking. 

Sachin Rohtash, a resident of DLF-2 said, “It is a good move. This is a major problem as the city has been surrounded by several major corporate offices, commercial establishments, hospitals. Many people illegally park their vehicle outside the offices, malls, and hospitals to save few pennies. Nobody cares about following rules. This initiative will surely help in keeping the road decongested.” 

However, many people pointed out that inadequate parking facility is the cause behind the rampant illegal parking on the road. 

“The agency is unable to check the illegal parking on the road as the city lacks proper infrastructure. The authority should focus on creating parking space before penalising people for illegal parking,” said Parth Sharma, another resident of DLF-2.