Gurgaon: Staff crunch puts illegal parking drive in slow lane

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Nov 05, 2015 11:53 IST
The Gurgaon traffic police fined over 700 commuters for parking vehicles along MG Road on Wednesday. (Abhinav Saha/HT photo)

The traffic police on Wednesday fined over 700 commuters for parking vehicles along MG Road.

The exercise was part of the police’s drive on zero-tolerance towards on-road parking that was launched on Wednesday. The drive was implemented from Iffco Chowk on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway to MG Road. The 2-km MG Road is a major traffic bottleneck on Gurgaon’s road network.

Around 17 traffic police personnel and two cranes were deployed on the stretch to check illegal parking. Several commuters were found parking their vehicles on service lanes as well as on the main road. Rows of cars were parked haphazardly all along the road, slowing down traffic.

With Diwali around the corner, a large number of shoppers throng MG Road, affecting the traffic situation. The most affected portion of the stretch was between Sikanderpur Metro station and Sahara Mall — vehicles were parked in two rows.

Police officers said they could not implement the drive strictly due to less deployment of personnel and cranes. But, it would continue every day -- the police will extend the drive to entire Gurgaon, one corridor at a time.

“Around 700 challans were issued to people for illegal parking. Many had parked their cars along the road. We will try to discourage people from doing so,” said deputy commissioner of police (traffic) Dalbir Singh.

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