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.
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
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.
Car parked on footpath, near Neelkanth Regency, on Pant Nagar main road, Ghatkopar East. Also violating the number plate guidelines. @MumbaiPolice @mybmc #parking #mumbai #MumbaiPolice #mybmc #ghatkopar #pantnagar pic.twitter.com/NETmW34hpR
— Nimesh Savla (@NimeshSavla) July 8, 2019
“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.
1st challan in Mumbai for no parking Rs 10000 pic.twitter.com/5nRAMjRk57
— Avinash Gorakshakar (@AvinashGoraksha) July 8, 2019
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!