The heat seems to be rising in the area of Colaba as the residents exhibited aggression over the implementation of paid traffic parking policy by the BMC. Hence, in this regard, under the leadership of Raj Purohit, some of the residents of Colaba, met Ajoya Mehta, the Municipal Corporation Commissioner and requested to slash down the amount to Rs. 500.
The BMC has brought forth a duty-paying policy for the parking of vehicles and the policy implementation has taken a start from the Fort Part of ‘A’ section of Colaba. As of now, the policy is running for 18 sites in Colaba. Moreover, as per the policy an amount of Rs. 2000 will be charged on a monthly basis for the vehicles parked in the residential areas, whereas the fee for commercial areas is Rs. 6000.
Ergo, to protest this policy, the residents went on to meet the Municipal Corporation Commissioner asking him to cut down on the fee to Rs. 500 and to remove the time slot that has been as of now allotted.
Other than this, present in this meeting were the representatives from 28 different panels out of which were Colaba Association Committee, CPRA Committee, Colaba Stand Cinema Committee, Colaba Post Office Association, Colaba Heritage Association and a number of others.