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Traffic police, MC restart tow-away drive.

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Ludhiana, November 24, 2013
First Published: 21:29 IST(24/11/2013) | Last Updated: 21:31 IST(24/11/2013)

In their bid to de-congest the city roads from wrongly parked vehicles, traffic police and municipal corporation (MC) have restarted a tow away drive across the city.

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The Punjab and Haryana high court on November 5 had issued orders to restart the tow-away drive in Ludhiana.
 
The drive that was started by authorities some months ago was discontinued after the controversy of nonpayment of tow-away fee collected by contractor. RTI activist Kuldeep Singh Khaira had filed a writ petition in the high court stating that the fee of challans was not being deposited in government's treasury.

Now after the high court's orders, the traffic police have again started the tow-away drive in collaboration with the MC. At present there are two tow-away vehicles with traffic police and one with the MC.

As per sources, tenders for the drive would be taken out soon under the guidance of senior police officials after which private contractor would tow away wrongly parked vehicles.

The judicial bench headed by high court chief justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul also issued directions to the Ludhiana police that in case of shortage of staff, private contractor may be hired by the traffic police.

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