Soon, there may not be any roads left for mo­torists in city, says HC

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Live - - FRONT PAGE - HT Cor­re­spon­dent

MUM­BAI: A few years from now, there may not be any roads left in Mum­bai for mo­torists, the Bom­bay high court said on Fri­day, while com­ment­ing on the men­ace of road-side park­ing across the city.

“Some space that was avail­able in the form of a foot­path has also been en­croached upon by street ven­dors,” said the divi­sion bench of Chief Jus­tice Man­jula Chel­lur and Jus­tice Girish Kulka­rni.

The bench also rapped the Bri­han­mum­bai Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (BMC) for not bring­ing out a com­pre­hen­sive park­ing pol­i­cyand­for­fail­ing­toim­ple­ment what­ever pol­icy it has presently. Jus­tice Kulka­rni cited ex­am­ples of P D’Mello Road and Queens Road, ma­jor por­tions of which are oc­cu­pied by parked ve­hi­cles.

“There ap­pears to be no con­tract for park­ing given for P D’Mello road, then how come ve­hi­cles are al­lowed to be parked on the road,” the bench sought to know from the BMC coun­sel. The judges also said CST sta­tion is blocked by parked ve­hi­cles. Even en­try to the sta­tion is blocked, they said, adding there is ab­so­lutely no co­or­di­na­tion be­tween the civic body and the traf­fic po­lice.

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