Jamshedpur, June 7: East Singhbhum traffic police on Tuesday launched a massive crackdown on unauthorized parking from Sakchi on the stretch of Subernarekha Link Road passing near the district collectorate.
Despite series of campaign 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 crane to ease the flow of traffic.
Jamshedpur traffic DSP, Vivekanand Thakur said: ““We are concerned over the situation and want to make sure that there on no traffic congestion on the roads. We are using 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,” said.
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.
The two-wheelers were tied in groups in chains and guarded by the traffic cops while officials issued prosecution slips (fines) after checking documents of the bikes. Around 60 traffic cops led by traffic DSP Vivekananda Thakur and assisted by Sakchi traffic inspector Piyush Kumar carried out the drive.
“We fined Rs 500 from each of the vehicle for illegal parking. However, few vehicles were fined even more depending on the documents missing,” said DSP traffic.
Another official said that vehicles, be it a four-wheeler or a two-wheeler, queued up in a cluttered 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.