‘Don’t have enough tow­ing vans’

Co­laba traf­fic di­vi­sion claims it needs more vans to deal with vi­o­la­tors in the area

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for sight­see­ing are parked by the driv­ers in the pe­riph­eries of the res­i­den­tial colonies in­stead of ho­tel car park­ing or gov­ern­ment autho­rised park­ing lots. This re­sults in park­ing space crunch in the area,” said a res­i­dent.

“Ve­hi­cles are of­ten dou­ble parked or il­le­gally parked in the by­lanes where we re­side. When­ever we in­form the po­lice to take ac­tion and clear the ve­hi­cles, the traf­fic po­lice states that they do not have enough tow­ing vans to clear the dou­ble or il­le­gally parked ve­hi­cles. It is ironic that tow­ing vans are read­ily made avail­able when­ever there is a VIP move­ment in the area and roads needs to be cleared,” said Subhash Mot­wani, Pres­i­dent, Clean Her­itage Co­laba Res­i­dents’ As­so­ci­a­tion (CHCRA).

As per sources from the traf­fic po­lice, the Co­laba traf­fic di­vi­sion has only two tow­ing vans — one each for four-wheel­ers and twowheel­ers. “As the day pro­gresses, in­flux of ve­hi­cles in­crease in Co­laba area. We need at least two more tow­ing vans to take ac­tion against vi­o­la­tors,” said a se­nior traf­fic po­lice of­fi­cer.

The res­i­dents have been com­plain­ing con­tin­u­ously about the con­ges­tion on roads, dou­ble park­ing, il­le­gal park­ing, mo­torists vi­o­lat­ing traf­fic rules and va­grants on the foot­path.

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