BMC Begins Its Illegal Parking Crackdown, 9 Mumbaikars Fined Rs 10,000 Each For Parking In No Parking Zones

Finding the right place for parking your vehicle in a crowded city like Mumbai is a task! Moreover, people often park their cars and bikes wherever they find a space that’s enough to accommodate their vehicle.

And this, in turn, creates chaos for others. In order to resolve the issue of illegal parking in Mumbai, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has planned to slap punitive fines for anyone parking their vehicle in the no parking zones around the city.

Accordingly, the fine will range from Rs 5000 to 23,000. depending upon the vehicle and the parking zone. The rule applies to all vehicles parked within a 500-meter radius of the 26 authorized public parking lots and 20 designated BESTS depots in the city.

According to the new rule, the fine for medium vehicles shall be Rs 11,000 to Rs 17,600, light motor vehicles Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,100 and for all types of three-wheelers Rs 8,000 to Rs 12,200 per violation.

BMC has enforced the new rule in different parts of the city from Friday reports The Indian Express. The rule will be first implemented in heavy traffic areas with adequate legal parking zones.

“This will curb instances of people simply parking anywhere, disappearing for brief to prolonged periods to complete some work before returning, but by that time, traffic is already in chaos, especially on main roads,” a BMC said.

As per reports, 56 vehicles were towed on Sunday from illegal parking zones. Owners of nine cars have paid a fine of Rs 10,000 each to get their vehicles released. The remaining 47 offenders will have to pay late payment penalty, an officer said.

We hope this would help Mumbai to solve its problem of traffic jams and parking soon!