New Delhi: Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari asked the citizens that if someone breaks the parking rules and parked his car at the wrong place, then take his picture and send it to the concerned authorities. On the basis of this, the person sending photographs of a wrongly parked vehicle may get a reward of Rs 500 in case the fine works out to be Rs 1,000, said the minister.
Gadkari said that the problem of parking is increasing rapidly in big cities.
“Main ek kanoon laane wala hun ki road par jo vehicle khadi karega, uska joh mobile se photo nikal kar bhejega, usko agar Rs 1,000 fine hoga, toh Rs 500 photo nikalane wale ko milega. Toh parking ka problem solve ho jayega (I am going to bring a law under which a person sending photograph of a wrongly parked vehicle will get Rs 500 if the total fine works out to be Rs 1,000. Then the problem of parking will be solved),” he said.
The minister regretted that individuals don’t make parking spots for their vehicles, instead, their vehicles occupy the road.
In a lighter vein, he said, “My cook in Nagpur also owns two second-hand vehicles… Now, a family of four members has six vehicles. It appears that Delhiites are lucky people as we have made road for parking of their vehicles…Nobody makes parking spaces, most of them park their vehicles on streets”.
(With PTI inputs)