Surprise checks nail parking violators

Sep 22, 2014, 04:29 IST | Anuj Ismail

The city’s traffic police department has started conducting surprise checks at some of the most congested roads of the city and slapping fines on drivers who park in no-parking zones

If you are trying to avoid parking charges and planning to park your vehicle in a No-parking zone, think again. The city’s traffic police department is conducting surprise drives at some of the most congested roads of the city, such as Fergusson College road, Laxmi road, Tilak road, Shivaji road, Jangli Maharaj road and Sinhgad road and fining drivers who park illegally on the road.

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Parking violators, beware: The traffic police department will be continuing these surprise checks across the city in order to curb traffic congestion. Representation pic

During the four-hour drive on Friday, 30 traffic cops caught as many as 296 drivers who had parked their vehicles in the No-parking zone on Sinhgad road. The department is planning to carry out these drives twice a day during morning and evening peak hours.

“We will be carrying out these drives on congested roads of the city that face the issue of traffic snarls. The drive will be carried out during peak traffic hours to make sure that we are able to nab maximum traffic violators, to create the right impact on citizens, so that they start adhering to traffic rules more seriously,” informed Sarang Awad, DCP traffic department.

Awad added that he has directed the ACPs in all four zones to identify areas in their division where they can conduct these drives. “We are going to continue the drive across the city, but our main focus will be on the most congested areas of Pune.”

Speaking to mid-day, Mathase Kale, senior PI, Dattawadi traffic branch, said, “We are planning to carry out the drive in the area on a regular basis so that the issue of traffic congestion can be resolved. After conducting the drive on Friday, there were hardly any traffic and parking violators on the road.”

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