Mumbai has since years faced serious traffic issues but what makes it even worse are the illegal parked vehicles which tend to put a halt to the smooth flow of traffic.
To deal with this issue, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has now planed punitive fines for anyone who disobeys the parking rules and park their vehicles illegally.
The rule breakers will be charged upto Rs. 15,000 which includes towing charges, for parking within 500-meter radius of 26 authorised public parking lots and will range from Rs.5,000 for two-wheelers to Rs.15,000 for heavy vehicles.
Incase of late payment, the person will also be charged a penalty which could go upto as much as Rs.23,250 as per a BMC Official.
To ensure the effectiveness of the newly rolled out scheme, the administration has also hired ex-servicemen to assist traffic police.
While many took to Twitter to slam this idea of the municipal corporation, many also made use of it to report vehicles that were illegally parked near their areas.
Now- no parking available, no pavements, roads dug up, but will fine Rs15,000 to Rs23,000 on alleged "unauthorised" parking. heck, hardly any authorised parking in Mumbai that is free from taxis, tankers and buses. @mybmc dont start harassing people in the monsoons @Dev_Fadnavis https://t.co/WkykojLCJL
— Sucheta Dalal (@suchetadalal) July 6, 2019
— paresh gala (@galaparesh) July 7, 2019
— Joe Saldanha (@JoeSaldanha) July 7, 2019
Twitter users also posted pictures of the new sign boards installed that clearly states the price for illegal parking.
These seem to be popping up in Mumbai. Can some action be taken against the illegal shanties and slums that clog otherwise available parking space… pic.twitter.com/Ahxrf3WPPN
— Neil Mykael (@goa_man) July 7, 2019
Mumbai’s new No parking rules, nuisance and towing charges up to Rs 23,250 will be recovered. Wish I was traffic police man pic.twitter.com/b38ynqHyuv
— rajennair (@rajennair) July 7, 2019
A Twitter user also posted a picture of his fine receipt of Rs.10,000 which has been making rounds on social media
So in mumbai if your car ia found in no parking @mybmc will fine u 10000rs , first receipt of this fine ..BMC says there are parking places available people should park in that … pic.twitter.com/zsRF4hWsix
— Sahil Joshi (@sahiljoshii) July 7, 2019