LUCKNOW Almost 20% of the vehicles towed away from the town’s 11 no- parking zones over the past one month belonged to ‘VIPs’, mentioned police on Friday.
“Of the 1,658 vehicles towed away, 310 were so-called VIP vehicles,” mentioned Upendra Kumar Agarwal, joint commissioner of police (legislation & order).
On July 24, the Lucknow Police Commissionerate had declared 11 places as no-parking zones. As per the directive, vehicles discovered parked in these zones were to be towed away and launched solely after cost of high quality. The visitors police’s drive towards unauthorized parking accomplished one month on Thursday.
Wrongly parked four-wheelers were imposed a high quality of ₹1,100, three-wheelers ₹800 and two-wheelers ₹700.
“Through the drive, almost 20% of the violators were ‘VIP vehicles’,” mentioned JCP.
4-wheelers accounted for the utmost among the many vehicles towed away…1,595 of the 1,658 vehicles were four-wheelers, in comparison with 5 three-wheelers and 58 two-wheelers, as per police knowledge.
Out of the 310 ‘VIP vehicles’ seized throughout the tow-away drive, the best – 32% were discovered to belong to UP authorities officers, whereas 21% belonged to police/military personnel and 20% belonged to judiciary officers.
“Out of the 310, 102 belonged to UP Authorities, 68 to police/military, 61 to judiciary, 38 to events/politicians, 22 to docs and 19 to journalists,” the information mentioned.
18 NO-PARKING ZONES NOW
With the success of the tow-away drive, the police on Friday added seven extra no-parking zones to the already current 11 within the metropolis.
4 zones of Patrakarpuram, as much as 100 metres of Awadh crossing and Polytechnic crossing, and the Tedhipulia (Alambagh)-Piccadilly crossing stretch were added to the no-parking zones record. “Now, we have now 18 such zones within the metropolis,” mentioned the JCP.
“These zones have been chosen on the idea of whatsapp options from most of the people,” he added.
“No auto-rickshaw/e-rickshaw will probably be allowed to halt inside 100 metres of the crossings. Crimson and yellow marks will demarcate the parking space. Vehicles will probably be towed away if discovered inside 100m of the crossings,” mentioned the JCP, including that motion will probably be taken beneath Part 127 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.