Pimpri Chinchwad Police To Take Action Against Vehicles Parked In No Parking Zones

Pimpri Chinchwad Police To Take Action Against Vehicles Parked In No Parking Zones

Pimpri Chinchwad Police To Take Action Against Vehicles Parked In No Parking Zones

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Chetna Raja

In a significant development aimed at easing traffic congestion and enhancing enforcement capabilities, the Pimpri Chinchwad Police Commissionerate is set to deploy towing vans for vehicles parked in no-parking zones across the twin cities.

Following the expiration of the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation’s contract for towing services last year, the police were left without a crucial tool to address illegally parked vehicles. However, the state government has now approved the police commissionerate’s request to implement towing vans under a design, build, operate, and maintain (DBOM) contract.

According to sources, Vidarbha Infotech Private Limited, based in Nagpur, has been entrusted with the responsibility of operating these towing vans. The move comes after persistent challenges faced by traffic police in removing vehicles parked in no-parking areas, particularly when drivers were absent.

Vishal Gaikwad, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) at Pimpri Chinchwad, highlighted the necessity of towing vans in maintaining traffic discipline. “Despite imposing fines online, the physical removal of vehicles from no-parking zones is essential to alleviate traffic congestion,” Gaikwad emphasized.

Previously, the police were limited to taking action against vehicles with drivers present, leaving unattended vehicles in no-parking areas unaddressed due to logistical constraints.

“We have designated several spots as no-parking zones across the city, but enforcement has been challenging without adequate towing facilities,” Gaikwad added, expressing optimism about the imminent deployment of the new towing vans.

With the introduction of towing vans, the Pimpri Chinchwad Police aim to ensure smoother traffic flow and stricter adherence to parking regulations, ultimately enhancing the overall safety and convenience of commuters in the region.

The initiative underscores a proactive approach by the authorities to modernize enforcement mechanisms and address longstanding issues related to illegal parking effectively. Residents and stakeholders are eagerly anticipating the positive impact of this initiative on reducing traffic bottlenecks and improving urban mobility.

As the towing vans are slated to roll out soon, authorities are gearing up to implement the project seamlessly, marking a significant step forward in managing urban traffic challenges in Pimpri Chinchwad.

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