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Traffic police plans a campaign to tackle parking issues in Mumbai

As per reports, officials have launched a campaign whereby vehicles parked illegally will be seized from the market areas, and to further implement the same, a total of 34 towing vans and vehicle clampers have been provided to each transport department.

Traffic police plans a campaign to tackle parking issues in Mumbai
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The traffic police in Mumbai have launched an initiative to tackle the 'illegal parking' problem which causes congestion around several markets in the city. As per reports, officials have implemented the same and will intensify it over the next few days. This has been done keeping the festival crowd in mind, and with Diwali fast approaching, officials have noted a large number of citizens flocking to the markets for shopping. 

Moreover, shoppers who do not follow the rules to park vehicles in the right way will have to face actions. 

Mumbai's Crawford Market is a choice for many, especially to purchase items at a wholesale rate. The market is known for a variety of items such as clothing, electrical appliances, lanterns, lighting, decorative materials, fireworks, plastic, glassware, etc., and every year, lakhs of Mumbaikars visit the market before Diwali, which eventually leads to heavy crowding and chaos. This directly impacts traffic and leads to congestion.

 However, traders claim that the customers are relatively low this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. On the contrary, the traffic police have informed that the number of vehicles visiting the small shops in Crawford Market, Dadar, Borivali, Kandivali, Kurla and other suburbs has increased despite the pandemic, as several local services were shut due to the lockdown.

This has led to an increase in the number of vehicles at the market for the last 5 days, and all the roads leading to South Mumbai are usually jammed from noon. In response to the same and to tackle the situation, the traffic police have set up barricades around Crawford Market to prevent crowds from walking on the road.

While there is a traffic jam at almost around every market in Mumbai, the dilemma at Crawford Market is relatively serious. As a solution to the same, officials have launched a campaign to confiscate vehicles parked illegally on the road, and to implement the same, a total of 34 towing vans and vehicle clampers have been provided to each transport department.

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