Mumbai Police to book culprits of illegal parking in the city under Section 283 of the IPC


Mumbai Police to book culprits of illegal parking in the city under Section 283 of the IPC
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While Mumbai’s traffic woes do not show signs of slowing down, the authorities will soon undertake steps to curb another menace - illegal parking. As per a report, Mumbai Police will book parking rules violators under section 283 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for causing “danger or obstruction in a public way”. Under this section, the offenders can be booked and subsequently convicted by the court.


In July 2019, the BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) announced steep fines for parking violations which could go all the way up to Rs 15,000. However, in January this year, the BMC revised these fines, bringing them down to Rs 4,000 for four-wheeler violations, and Rs 1,800 for two-wheelers while buses and heavy vehicles had to pay Rs 7,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively in the event of a parking violation.

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As per data provided by the Mumbai Police, around 2,172 FIRs (First Information Reports) were filed in 2019 pertaining to parking violations. In 2020, Mumbai Police is said to have registered 226 FIRs. 

The BMC made arrangements recently to allow residents of Shivaji Park to park their vehicles in no-parking zones. Civic authorities and the Mumbai Police will hope that these steps to curb illegal parking will prove to be successful. There are proposals for the construction of additional public parking lots or PPLs to ease some of the parking issues in the city.

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