Residents In Worli Protest Against Illegal Parking Laws

NCP Leader Sachin Ahir was also present at the protest and claimed that the authorities should provide more alternatives for parking.

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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 have 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. 

However, residents from Worli and other parts of the city have strongly condemned this act and protested against it on July 9. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Sachin Ahir also joined in the protest and claimed that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) should provide other parking alternatives to the people. 

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