Police to step up action on wrongly parked vehicles in Dehradun

Friday, 17 March 2023 | PNS | DEHRADUN

The Dehradun police will step up action on wrongly parked vehicles in various parts of the district. The Dehradun senior superintendent of police Daleep Singh Kunwar recently flagged off 10 cranes as part of the police’s initiative to tow vehicles parked in no-parking areas causing traffic issues in Dehradun every day.

These cranes will be operated in public-private partnership mode in 10 areas of the district. The SSP informed that traffic police have been taking action against vehicles parked near roads or in other no-parking zones affecting the flow of traffic but they were facing some difficulties due to the non-availability of sufficient cranes as they had only three cranes.  The police were able to handle only up to 50 vehicles within a radius of one kilometre from the Clock Tower but with new cranes, police will be able to handle nearly 250 vehicles daily.

Considering this, the police decided to operate cranes in the PPP mode after getting permission from the State government, said Kunwar. He said that the police will initially use only 10 cranes to tow vehicles but will increase the number as per the results of this initiative in controlling the traffic across the district.  He said that to ensure proper usage of these cranes, the police have divided the district into 10 sections- ISBT- Subhash Nagar, ISBT- Niranjanpur Mandi- Saharanpur Chowk, Clock Tower- Mussoorie Diversion, Clock Tower- Orient chowk- Kanak Chowk, Parade Ground- Survey Chowk and the whole East Canal road, IT Park- Sahastradhara Crossing- Survey Chowk, Kishannagar Chowk- Ballupur- Balliwala Chowk, IT Park-Canal Road besides Mussoorie and Rishikesh.

The superintendent of police (Traffic) Akshay Konde said that the challan fee was recently increased from Rs 900 to Rs 1,500 which will be imposed on operators of vehicles parked in non-parking zones. 

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