Delhi Traffic Police books over 2.4 lakh violators for illegal parking

- June 16, 2024
| By : Patriot Bureau |

The statistics for the current year showed that police have booked 2,40,152 violators for improper parking, while the numbers were 1,77,800 in 2023

JAM: Traffic congestion is a major problem plaguing West Delhi PHOTO: GETTY

The Delhi Traffic Police has reported a significant surge in prosecutions related to improper parking violations this year, with over 2.4 lakh violators booked so far, marking an increase of nearly 35 per cent compared to last year, officials revealed on Sunday.

This marked increase in enforcement efforts is part of a broader initiative aimed at enhancing traffic flow and ensuring the safety of all road users within the city, they added.

Over recent months, the Delhi Traffic Police has intensified its crackdown on improper parking, identifying it as a major contributor to traffic congestion and accidents. This intensified enforcement has led to a noticeable uptick in the number of challans issued for parking violations, the officials said.

To bolster their efforts, the police have deployed additional personnel to monitor instances of illegal parking more effectively. This measure has proved instrumental in identifying and prosecuting offenders, fostering a more disciplined parking culture among motorists in the city, according to officials.

“The statistics for the current year reveal that police have booked 2,40,152 violators for improper parking, compared to 1,77,800 in 2023, marking an increase of nearly 35 per cent in prosecutions compared to the previous year,” they stated.

Moreover, the Delhi Traffic Police has conducted a comprehensive analysis of the ten traffic circles where the highest number of challans were issued in 2024 due to improper parking. This analysis has pinpointed specific areas where violations are most frequent, enabling targeted enforcement measures to improve adherence to traffic rules, officials said.

In addition to issuing challans, the Delhi Traffic Police has been actively towing vehicles parked illegally, particularly in areas prone to heavy traffic or designated as no-parking zones. This swift removal of improperly parked vehicles has contributed to smoother traffic flow and reduced the risk of accidents, they noted.

To further reinforce compliance, public awareness campaigns have been launched to educate drivers about the importance of adhering to parking regulations and the potential consequences of violations. These campaigns aim to cultivate a greater sense of responsibility among drivers and promote compliance with traffic laws.

The Delhi Traffic Police remains dedicated to ensuring the safety and convenience of all road users. The recent surge in prosecutions serves as a reminder for motorists to park responsibly and adhere to designated parking guidelines, officials emphasised.  (With Inputs from PTI)