95248PATH Article - Cops clear Kurla roads of illegally-parked vehicles
- Apr 15, 2014http://www.karmayog.in/traffic/article/cops-clear-kurla-roads-illegally-parked-vehicles
Top cops intervene to get illegally parked vehicles in Kurla removed
It took the intervention of two high-ranking police officers to remove
illegal parking on three major footpaths and roads of Kurla. The residents of
the area had to wait for almost two months to get this relief. After
inspector general of police Sanjay Pande and joint commissioner of police
(traffic) Bhushan Kumar Upadhyay intervened, traffic police of the area
removed the vehicles which were illegally parked on CST road, Premier road,
and LBS Marg and Kale Marg of Kurla.
Derrel Fernandes, a Kurla resident, said that he had been repeatedly
complaining to the L-ward officials and the traffic police about the menace
for the past two months, but his complaints fell on deaf ears.
"We had initially written to the L-ward officials, following which the
complaint was transferred to the traffic police department. Since the
vehicles were always lined up on the roads and footpaths, the civic body
couldn't carry out the basic cleaning of the roads, and this made the whole
area dirty," said Fernandes.
"Due to this problem, there was always huge traffic congestion on the roads,"
However, residents were caught by surprise to see traffic officials clear all
the three footpaths and the roads on Tuesday afternoon.
Upadhyay said, "It takes sometime for us to act after we receive a complain.
Moreover, many of our staff were busy with he election work. However,
yesterday, we ensured that the all illegally parked vehicles were removed."