1. Get reward for clicking pics of illegally parked cars, says Nitin Gadkari

Get reward for clicking pics of illegally parked cars, says Nitin Gadkari

Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari today asked citizens to click picture of wrongly parked cars and send to authorities, while proposing a 10 per cent reward for them from Rs 500 fine imposed on the owner of the concerned vehicle.

By: | New Delhi | Published: November 20, 2017 8:04 PM
Nitin Gadkari, Motor Vehicle Act, PARKING PLACES, Rajya Sabha, P J Kurien, Venkaiah Naidu, Transport Bhawan, tamil nadu Gadkari said he felt “ashamed” that absence of parking lots outside his own Ministry forced “ambassadors” and “big people” to park on road blocking the way to Parliament. (PTI)

Click the picture of wrongly parked cars and get rewarded. Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari asked citizens to click the pictures of illegally parked cars and send to authorities. A 10 per cent reward will be given from Rs 500 fine imposed on the owner of the vehicle. The minister said big institutions should have their parking places.  He said, “every day it is shameful for me…the Ambassadors are coming … the big people are coming. Infront of Parliament, my total road is blocked and for getting permission to build a parking place I needed 13 permissions.” Gadkari said he felt “ashamed” that absence of parking lots outside his own Ministry forced “ambassadors” and “big people” to park on road blocking the way to Parliament.  “In my Motor Vehicle Act, I am going to add one law (provision). Any car on road, you just take the photo on your mobile and send it to the department concerned or Police. There will be Rs 500 fine and 10 per cent will go to the complainant,” Gadkari said today.

He said it took months to take permission for constructing a single parking lot and he had raised the issue with the then Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu.  Gadkari during the laying of foundation stone for his own Ministry’s automate parking had said in May 2016 that he felt “ashamed” that his own ministry had to wait nine months to get approvals for a ‘simple automated parking lot’.

Gadkari, who has been very keen on this project, had expressed anguish over this delay at its foundation laying ceremony at Transport Bhawan near Parliament, prompting Naidu to promise a one-month cap on grant of all such permissions. Transport Bhawan will be the first government building to have an automated multi level car parking facility in its premises at a cost of about Rs 9 crore. The automated parking lot project is being undertaken by NHIDCL. The facility will comprise ground plus seven floors. Spread over an area of 314 sq metres and with a height of 22 metres, the facility will be able to house 112 cars. The retrieving time for cars will be 120 seconds.

The Motor Vehicles Bill, which aims to usher in far- reaching reforms in the transport sector, was in August referred to a 24-member Select Committee of the Rajya Sabha. The committee will have to submit its report to the Rajya Sabha by the first day of the next session “without extension of time, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien has said. The bill aims at bringing sweeping reforms in the transport sector, ranging from hefty fines for traffic rules violations to improving the licensing system and checking bogus licenses.

  1. Vijay Kaul
    Nov 23, 2017 at 4:46 am
    Hope this is not gimmick again. I sent 100 or more Whatsapp pictures to Delhi Police on Traffic voilations but nothing happened.I never got a phone call or an acknowledgement fro Delhi Police. Already a Face book page on Delhi Police exists and they have an email Id as well,may I ask was that not a sufficient tool to create a sense of discipline. Mr.Gadkari on the main Alaknanda road in South East Delhi where I live every hour there is a serious Traffic violation.Auto rickshaws load 9 to 10 passengers and ply between Tara Apartments and Greater Kailash Savitri cinema. They send their haft to Police Constable and there is no one to stop them. On this very Road, you will findatleast 50 cars parked in the no Tolerance zone every single day. You will find a central verge incomplete but broken at several points to allow illegall turning of cars, School buses. If one small road of New Delhi can have so much indiscipline, you only know how much chaos there exists in whole of Delhi.
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