New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) An intensive challan drive will be started in the city from Monday against unauthorized parking and encroachment of roads, an official statement from the Lieutenant Governor’s office said on Wednesday.
Lt Governor Anil Baijal directed Special Commissioner of Traffic Police to start an awareness campaign on unauthorized parking and encroachment on roads from Thursday, so that citizens would be aware about fines which they will have to pay in case of violations.
“An intensive challan drive will be started from Monday,” the statement said.
The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Baijal to review the status of encroachment removal and road blockage on 29 traffic corridors in Delhi.
Urban Development Minister Satyendar Jain, Chief Secretary M.M. Kutty and other senior officers were present at the meeting.
Challans (traffic tickets) will be issued based on weight of the articles seized, according to the statement.
Baijal urged officers that all types of encroachments should be removed from the 29 identified stretches, as directed by the High Court.
Baijal also directed traffic police to strictly enforce ‘no parking’ on declared stretches.