Civic Officials Earn ₹1.8 Lakh By Illegal Parking Of Vehicles

The fine for cars is ₹10,000 whereas for autos and two-wheelers it's ₹8000 and ₹5000 respectively.

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After the rule of not parking vehicles within 500 m radius of Public Parking Lots (PPL) rolled out, the civic authorities towed away over 80 vehicles and collected ₹1.8 Lakh in fine from them on Sunday, July 7. There were 63 cars, 14 bikes and 3 autos which were towed away especially from areas like Goregaon and Kalina. 

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The fine for cars is ₹10,000 whereas for autos and two-wheelers it's ₹8000 and ₹5000 respectively. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) along with Mumbai Traffic Police has listed 26 Public Parking Lots and in the view to decrease congestion in these dense traffic areas, BMC had formulated this new rule which was applicable from July 7. 

Additionally, the civic officials were armed with cameras to record the towing of the vehicle to avoid any harassment complaints. If the vehicle is not collected on time or if the fine is not paid, the civic authorities will further charge ₹170 and ₹110 per day for four-wheelers and two-wheelers respectively.  

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