Obstructing the movement of e-rickshaws and bicycles in Non-Motorised Vehicle (NMV) lanes – including cycle tracks – will soon attract a penalty of Rs 2,000 with the Delhi Government preparing a proposal to introduce new rules.
According to the proposal, parking and others types of obstruction like encroachment on NMV Lanes will come under the violation of rules.
PWD Minister Satyendar Jain said the government has sent the proposal to Lt Governor Najeeb Jung for his approval and after receiving a nod, it will be implemented in the capital.
“The proposal favours imposing a fine of Rs 2,000 on those obstructing movement of e-rickshaws in the form of parking or encroachment in NMV lanes,” the PWD Minister said.
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As per a rough estimate, NMV lanes are currently spread over 30 km of roads, but most of which are either used for parking or encroached by locals.
“NMV lane will be marked on roads so that motorists do not obstruct plying of cycles and e-rickshaws in such lanes,” Jain further said.
The AAP government has already sent another proposal of creating bus lanes on major roads of the capital to the LG office and obstructing plying of buses in dedicated lanes will attract a fine of Rs 2,000 on errant drivers.
In order to ensure strict compliance, the PWD department has proposed to give a “special power” to junior engineers and
their seniors to impound vehicles and challan motorists obstructing plying of buses in dedicated lanes under a proposed law.
So far, the dedicated bus lanes have been marked in 500 km of PWD roads.