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Unauthorised parking and the city

53 lakh — the number of vehicles on the city’s roads. Around 1,000 vehicles are added each day...

The MCD and the traffic police have started marking authorised parking lots in the city so that vehicles are not parked beyond a certain area. Newsline takes a look at the problem of unauthorised parking and prosecution of the offence,with the help of some numbers.

* 53 lakh — the number of vehicles on the city’s roads. Around 1,000 vehicles are added each day

* There are around 800 authorised and unauthorised parking sites in the city

* A list of all unauthorised parking sites in the 12 zones will be prepared by the MCD in the next 7 days

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* The MCD will also identify parking space along the 2,500 commercial and mixed land-use stretches notified under the Masterplan-2021

* During a drive conducted in February,the Delhi Traffic Police booked around 800 vehicles on a single day for unauthorised parking

* As on end of last month,the Delhi Traffic Police has collected Rs 1.27 crore as challan money for unauthorised parking

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* The maximum amount came from auto-rickshaws as around 10,000 were booked for unauthorised parking

* 7,300 two-wheelers were booked for unauthorised parking,followed by 5,200 private cars

* According to official estimates,meanwhile,an average authorised parking lot fetches between Rs 1 lakh and Rs 5 lakh per month for civic agencies

First published on: 13-04-2009 at 03:09:21 am
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