Jamshedpur, Jan 22: As part of Road Safety Week, city police on Friday launched a massive crackdown on unauthorized parking at Jubilee Park road leading towards Sakchi.
Despite a series of campaigns it seems the citizens of the city are simply not bothered with the ‘no parking’ signs put up all along the main roads. Concerned over the prevailing situation, the traffic police embarked upon a drive in which vehicles stationed on ‘No Parking’ zones are simply towed away with cranes to ease the flow of traffic.
The drive which saw police constables led by Traffic DSP Babban Singh in their mission to create a fear amongst law breakers at the main road that witness several vehicles daily.
He said: ““We are concerned over the situation and want to make sure that there is no traffic congestion on the roads. We are using the police department’s crane to tow away the vehicles. We will be continuing with our drive against parking violators on this busy stretch at least for a week so that there is a sense of fear against people”.
The traffic police have adopted a new strategy against parking violators, while it pasted prosecution slips on those vehicles whose owners/operators were found nearby while those vehicles found parked in prohibited areas without any sight of the operator or driver were towed away in a crane to the Bistupur police station.
Another official said that vehicles, be it a four-wheeler or a two-wheeler, queued up in a clutter is a common sight in the city. However with the towing of vehicles they are hopeful to teach the people civic sense. Unauthorised parking has become a major concern for traffic police and repeated special drives have been launched to provide free movement.
As part of tough measures to regulate traffic, Jamshedpur Police have also received wheel lockers to clamp wheels of vehicles at no parking zones. As per the plans, only after paying the fine with the traffic police, the vehicles — be it two, three or four wheelers — can be moved away from the spot. Any attempts to move the vehicle by the owner/driver with the lock may damage the tyres.
An official said that lack of traffic sense is also a matter of great concern. The police had been instructed to ensure free flow of vehicle movement at major thoroughfares and intersections.