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BMC tows 56 vehicles for illegal parking, 9 owners pay Rs 10k

PTI | Mumbai | Updated: 07-07-2019 21:02 IST | Created: 07-07-2019 21:01 IST
BMC tows 56 vehicles for illegal parking, 9 owners pay Rs 10k
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At least 56 vehicles were towed Sunday on the first day of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation imposing hefty fines for illegal parking within a 500-meter radius of 26 authorized public parking lots, officials said. The fines range from Rs 5,000 for two-wheelers to Rs 15,000 for heavy vehicles, and the total amount could go up to Rs 23,250 in the case late payment penalties are invoked, an official said.

Of the 56 vehicles towed on Sunday, owners of nine cars paid a fine of Rs 10,000 each and got their vehicles released, he said. The rest 47 will have to pay late payment penalty, he added. The official said the patronage of public parking lots had increased after civic action began on Sunday, including one facility which saw 255 cars over and above its capacity.


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