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GURGAON-Prepare to pay heavily for illegally parked vehicles police request GMDA to take over MCG’s towing duties, levy additional fines

September 12, 2019 05:10 AM


Prepare to pay heavily for illegally parked vehicles
police request GMDA to take over MCG’s towing duties, levy additional fines

HT Correspondent

Gurugram : By the end of this week, at the behest of the traffic police, the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) will take over the duties of towing away illegally parked vehicles and levy charges on violators.

Officials said the shift from the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) to the GMDA—which will manage it through an app—will make towing less prone to corruption and would be a step forward in streamlining the city’s parking policy, which now comes under the GMDA’s mandate of improving mobility in Gurugram.

In addition to the penalty levied by the traffic police under the Motor Vehicles Act—₹500 for wrongful parking—the GMDA will levy as towing charges ₹2,000 for heavy vehicles with more than 10 tyres, ₹1,000 for heavy, medium-sized and all other commercial vehicles, ₹500 for light vehicles and ₹200 for two-wheelers.

While the MCG was earlier levying the same charges, the GMDA said it will be implementing them more stringently.

“Earlier, the process was completely offline. Now, there is an internal app which will manage the service in real time. We were receiving some complaints of deviation from protocol by the earlier contractors. Sometimes, violators were not given challans. The scope for corruption will reduce now,” Himanshu Garg, GMDA additional chief executive officer (mobility) and DCP (traffic) said, adding that the transfer was undertaken at the traffic police’s request.

The traffic police have been in talks with the GMDA for some time on how to address the loose regulation of towing services.

New contractors, who will receive 30% revenue share from the towing charges, have been empanelled and are expected to begin work in a day or two

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