In a bid to stop unauthorized parking, Police of Twin city has taken strict action on Wednesday. Police have collected fine of over Rs 1 lakh as fine in Bhubaneswar.
As per the reports, the Twin City Commissionerate Police have charged a fine of Rs 1,82,800 as many as 757 motorists in twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.
The information about the fine was shared by Commissionerate Police on social media to give the lesson to all road users not to park vehicles on busy and congested roads.
Here’s what Commissionerate Police tweeted:
“We request road users not to park vehicles on busy roads creating traffic congestion. We will not hesitate to enforce the law. Please co-operate. During enforcement today we have compounded 757 violations for a penalty of Rs.1,82,800/- in the twin city.”
We request road users not to park vehicles on busy roads creating traffic congestion. We will not hesitate to enforce the law. Please co-operate. During enforcement today we have compounded 757 violations for penalty of Rs.1,82,800/- in the twin city. @dcpbbsr @DCP_CUTTACK pic.twitter.com/ccIJCW9aH2— COMMISSIONERATE POLICE (@cpbbsrctc) August 28, 2019
The Twin City police imposed a penalty of Rs 500 per vehicle parked in the no parking zones in various parts of the Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.
However, this step of the Commissionerate Police has been welcomed by many vehicle owners especially cars owner which caused traffic on roads.
Check out reactions:
It's good to penalize those people who are violating traffic rules but is there sufficient parking places allotted by BMC/CMC?Is your traffic signals working properly?All of your traffic police doing their duty honestly? First change your system sir then impose penalty.Thank You— Kali Prasad Panda (@KaliPrasadPan20) August 29, 2019
Good step. Commercial places will attract cars. Please check if these establishments have adequate provisions and should such properties come up where the abutting road is narrow?— Jay Jagdev (@JagguG) August 29, 2019
Nice to see enforcement .Also wonder why you don't prosecute road /footpath encroachers who set up shops & block road or parking space ? Plz start from road near Naveen Nivas a high security zone plz @debabrata2008 @BBSRBuzz @discoverbbsr @OdishaExpress @SatyaPrNayak @satyabarik— Biswajit Mohanty.🐘🐅🐢କଳିଙ୍ଗ ପୁତ୍ର (@biswajitmohanty) August 29, 2019
That's meagre ₹ 241.47952 per violation on average. Increase the fine to ₹ 5000 per violation & do the challan just for a day, you won't see any illegal parked vehicle next day. #free_ka_advice pic.twitter.com/51FoEs7gVT— L Λ L I T (@justlalit) August 29, 2019
If traffic was your "real" concern, the traffic policemen wouldn't be standing like hapless spectators to rowdy and reckless driving and signal violators. Instead, they are very bold and prompt when it is about collecting fine for seat belts (even from senior citizens). #Priority— Vivekananda Pani (@VivekanandaPan2) August 29, 2019
This is good but how to know which road is busy road? There is no board written clearly— Asit (@Changeorg_Asit) August 28, 2019
Police have taken this commendable step ahead of the implementation of the Motor Vehicle Amendment Act 2019 from September 1, 2019, by the central government. Hence, the Commissionerate Police has pulled up their socks and introduced several measures to control the traffic in the twin cities.