Illegal parking : Police on toes after HC pulled up the civic body and police department

Traffic Police initiated a drive to enforce rules and bring offenders to book for parking vehicles illegally, which is one of the major reasons behind congestion. This comes after the HC pulled up the civic body and police department for traffic woes on July 16.

Ahmedabad police has seized thousands of twowheelers and four-wheelers and imposed fine running into lakhs of rupees for illegal parking ever since the initiative started more than a week ago.

With the help of local police, traffic cops have registered several cases of illegal parking under Section 283 of the Indian Penal Code and violation of CPS notification that prohibits parking within 50 meter of crossroads.

Gujarat HC heard a petition regarding poor traffic management and illegal parking. The government pleader had assured the court that the matter would be taken up at the highest level of the state government and measures such as preventing illegal parking and removing bus stands from crossroad will be enforced.

City traffic police summoned the managements of two malls, Ahmedabad One and Himalaya asking them to submit clarification as to how they were charging visitors to park their vehicles. Without providing any clarification, the managements of both malls assured that henceforth they will not charge parking fees for visitors.




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