If you see any car parked illegally on the public/streets, don’t miss a chance! Get a picture of the car parked and send it to get a reward of Rs 500. As revealed by Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari at an event, the government is planning to bring legislation that will encourage users to report inappropriately parked vehicles.
He also revealed that the new legislation will allow the sender of the image to get a Rs 500 reward from the government if the fine for the vehicle owner is over Rs 1,000. According to the minister, the move is aimed to curb the practice of wrongly parked vehicles on streets which results in traffic jams.
“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 solves ho jayega (I am going to bring a law under which a person sending photographs 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 further slammed people who do not make parking spaces for their vehicles and occupy the roads to park their vehicles. He also emphasised the need of maintaining equilibrium between ecology, environment and development. He believes that it is essential to develop alternative fuels and an eccentric one-sided approach to these issues is not beneficial for the country.