Monsoon has finally arrived in Mumbai. The citizens are concerned about the traffic which becomes worst during the rainy season. At times roads get blocked due to unwanted parking on the streets. Well, from now on parking your cars is set to get more difficult rather than driving.
The BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Mumbai Traffic Police implemented new traffic rules and has started levying fines up to 23,000 from Sunday. The fine includes towing charges for parking within 15 meter of 20 authorized parking lots it’ll cost you Rs. 5000 for two-wheelers and Rs.15,000 for heavy vehicles. There is also a penalty for late payment and it can hike up to Rs. 23,500.
A BMC official on Sunday said the main objective of the new rules for vehicles parked in a no-parking zone is to curb unauthorised parking outside designed parking lots. He further said BMC has hired ex-serviceman to assist the traffic police.
The citizens are definitely not pleased with the decision taken by Asia’s richest municipal corporation. Seems like rich people are going to get richer. If there is a lack of place for parking cars being the municipal corporation you should build more parking lots for the citizens rather than charging a hefty amount from the people for parking.
Desi Twitter is lashing out at the decision made by BMC:
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
Potholes on roads… No one responsible
— Sunil (@acumenatplay) July 5, 2019
Why can't #Bombaymunicipalcorporation construct multi story car parks around the city that will solve parking woes. You can charge 50 rupees per hour. Parking lots can be controlled by #RFID tagged stickers, same RFID stickers can be used for #toll collections. No innovation?
— Kannan (@manthravaadi) July 6, 2019
Shouldn't the fine be collected from the corrupt town planner who failed to plan the city,, the corrupt Municipal Body that failed to implement development plans, and the corrupt law makers who failed in their duty to end the corruption?
— AnupamSaraph (@AnupamSaraph) July 6, 2019
Good we are gradually moving to fault Admin rightly, they should stop bending to corrupt politicians or else the country will continue on suicidal mode
— R Narasimhan (@RNarasimhan14) July 7, 2019
First punish the brain dead corrupt Town planners whose sin we are facing in daily routine. Mr. @Dev_Fadnavis first compensate the precious hours of our life we lost due to stranded in traffic. Fine of Rs. 15K is like Jale pe namak mirchi
— Mehul Dedhia (@mehulddedhia) July 7, 2019
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
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
First build sufficient parking lots and have decent roads to drive upon… remove vehicles parked illegally…then you have the right to fine….this is just thuggery..
— Satish Kailash Singh (@satsin1) July 6, 2019
Despite richest municipal Corporation still wants to collect more money and unable to provide safe roads n parking spaces.
— Rajesh Trivedi (@rajesht_29) July 6, 2019
Will the BMC and Mumbai police clear our footpaths and roads of hawkers ?
— FirstLane Technologies (@FirstlaneT) July 6, 2019
@mybmc can we public fine & challan you for not providing us with basic necessities like Parking and Pothole free roads in Mumbai?
— Indian Socrates (@Socrate28741800) July 6, 2019
Build the potholes first and provide parking lots then implement THESE illogical rules BMC!