Will clear Thane of abandoned vehicles,state tells court

The state government on Wednesday told the Bombay High Court that it would soon remove abandoned vehicles parked on the streets of Thane

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: August 29, 2013 1:07 am

The state government on Wednesday told the Bombay High Court that it would soon remove abandoned vehicles parked on the streets of Thane.

A PIL was filed by Ashok Vaiti,former mayor of Thane,urging the court to direct government authorities to remove abandoned vehicles. He contended that letting such vehicles remain on streets was in violation of Section 127 of the Motor Vehicles Act.

State government counsel Aruna Kamat Pai told the court that Assistant Police Commissioner (Traffic) Vikram Patil had given an undertaking to the government that his department would remove all abandoned vehicles from the streets in Thane. Placing the statement on record,the court disposed of the PIL.

In his PIL,Vaiti stated that he had written at least 20 letters to the Thane Municipal Corporation and police authorities,asking them to take action against such vehicles. He added that the laid back attitude of the authorities concerned had caused public nuisance. Vaiti claimed that since officials did not pay heed to his requests,he was compelled to approach the court for relief.

“Whether there is one abandoned truck or a 100,it causes nuisance to public. Hence,the number of abandoned vehicles is not important,” said Vaiti’s lawyer V P Patil.

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