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The bench said, ‘Crores of rupees have been spent on the concretization of roads from the ministry to Cooperage Road, whether for parking of cars?
The Bombay High Court has pulled up the BMC and the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation while hearing a petition seeking redressal of parking problems in Mumbai and its adjoining districts. The court has said that the problem of parking in Mumbai and its adjoining districts is getting serious day by day. In these areas, about 40 percent of the road space has been reduced by car parking on both sides, due to which it has become difficult for the common people to walk on the road.
A bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Dutta and Justice Girish Kulkarni, during the hearing of a petition, raised the question that why a single family, which has only one flat, is allowed to have four to five vehicles? The bench said that only if there is space for parking, permission should be given to buy a new vehicle. The court was hearing a PIL filed by social activist Sandeep Thakur on Thursday.
Key points of PIL
The issue of illegal parking on public roads has been raised in the petition. Builders do not make adequate arrangements for parking of vehicles in multi-storey buildings, due to which its residents park on the streets outside the societies. During the hearing, the bench said that proper steps have not been taken by the administration on this issue, while it is their duty to control the parking.
Wasting money of tax payers
The bench said, ‘Crores of rupees have been spent on the concretization of roads from the ministry to Cooperage Road, whether for parking of cars? There are totally cars parked on that road. Why waste tax payer’s money like this?’
The bench said the authorities need to put their mind to it and formulate a concrete policy.