Two weeks after the local nagar council (NC) took back its decision to declare the approach road to the historic serai here a vehicle-free zone from 9am to 6pm, the stretch has again become a parking area.
NC executive officer Rajiv Oberoi said the iron rope installed earlier to restrict the movement of vehicles was removed on October 28, and a yellow line marked on both sides of the approach road for parking of vehicles.
“The NC has written to the station house officer to challan those who did not park within the yellow lines,” he added.
However, the area demarcated for parking has already been encroached upon by shopkeepers and stall owners, forcing commuters to use the approach road as a parking zone.
Nurmahal residents had lodged a complaint with the secretariat president in March last year regarding the failure of the authorities concerned to curb illegal parking, after which the approach road was declared a no-vehicle zone for a limited period.
However, sources said the NC removed the iron rope restricting the movement of vehicles under political pressure.