Traffic police plan to crack down on car shop owners

Second-hand car shop owners will soon face the heat for displaying their cars out on roads and pavements.

After being flooded with complaints against car shop owners by residents from across the city, the traffic police have decided to start a special drive starting next week to remove encroachments from outside such shops.

Cars parked on roads and pavements outside these shops obstruct movement of motorists and pedestrians.

The additional commissioner of police (traffic) has written to the “A notice is being given to all shop owners. We will start prosecuting them for illegal parking from next week. No car shop owner is authorised to park their cars on roads and pavements. They must shift them to proper places or face action,” said Anil Shukla.

Traffic police officials said a fine of Rs 100 per car will be slapped against shop owners found violating the order.

On roads that have been notified as no-parking zone, the fine is Rs 600. “If required, the vehicles will be impounded,” said Shukla.

Second-hand car shops have mushroomed. Such shops occupy open space on roads and pavements as their cars are parked there. They are mostly located on secondary arterial and colony roads.

With movement of vehicles and pedestrians obstructed, the traffic police have received several complaints.

Officials said the arterial roads where they will launch the drive on Monday include Vikas Marg, and those passing through Mayur Vihar, Karol Bagh, Moti Nagar, Najafgarh, Subhash Nagar, Vikas Marg and colonies in south Delhi.

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