‘Don’t have enough towing vans’
Colaba traffic division claims it needs more vans to deal with violators in the area
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.