The issue of defunct vehicles parked on roads is not only limited to Okhla. Other parts of Delhi too face it. And how serious is the issue could be understood from the fact that it has been raised by the National Green Tribunal that took the Delhi Police and Government agencies to task for not removing defunct vehicles parked on roads.
Also, it asked them to strictly implement the ban on vehicles that are more than 15-year-old, reported PTI.
“People have parked their vehicles on public roads. Have you lifted a single vehicle which is parked on the road. We can’t appreciate that none of the municipal corporations and DDA has lifted a single vehicle. These vehicles are only standing on their rims, have no tyres or engines and being parked on public roads or at public places,” said the Bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar.
It is reported that the Delhi Government, Delhi Development Authority, Delhi Police and municipal corporations have been asked to hold meeting and identify other sites which are to be provided in other places to ensure parking of impounded vehicles.
The directions came during the hearing of a petition filed by Vardhaman Kaushik over worsening air quality in Delhi, claimed the PTI.
It would be interesting to see how things improved in Jamia Nagar where it not so difficult to see such vehicles parked on roadsides creating traffic congestion.