Now click pictures of illegally parked cars; get rewarded

NEW DELHI: Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari today asked citizens to click picture of wrongly parked cars and send to authorities, while proposing a 10 per cent reward for them from Rs 500 fine imposed on the owner of the concerned vehicle.

Gadkari said he felt “ashamed” that absence of parking lots outside his own Ministry forced “ambassadors” and “big people” to park on road blocking the way to Parliament.

“In my Motor Vehicle Act, I am going to add one law (provision). Any car on road, you just take the photo on your mobile and send it to the department concerned or Police. There will be Rs 500 fine and 10 per cent will go to the complainant,” Gadkari said today.

“No parking places are available. People are using roads for that,” he said.

The Minister said big institutions should have their parking places.

He said, “every day it is shameful for me…The Ambassadors are coming … The big people are coming. Infront of Parliament, my total road is blocked and for getting permission to build a parking place I needed 13 permissions.”

He said it took months to take permission for constructing a single parking lot and he had raised the issue with the then Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu.

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