New Delhi: Delhi Traffic Police, in its effort to curb parking mafia in the national capital, has asked people to come forward and complain about illegal parking in the city through their Facebook page and traffic helpline numbers 1095.
Delhiites can also lodge such complaints at Delhi Police's anti-corruption WhatsApp helpline number 9910641064 where they can send audio and video clips as well.
"We want people to tell us about illegal parking so that we can curb this menace in the city. If anybody is charging money for getting one's vehicle parked and not giving a receipt for that, they can tell us about such activities through our Traffic Police's Facebook page, WhatsApp anti-corruption helpline and traffic helpline," said Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Muktesh Chander.
Illegal parking and its mafia is a huge menace in a city where people have been killed over parking space in the recent past.
Chander himself busted one such illegal parking in east Delhi's Gandhi Nagar area recently.
Following a tip-off, when Chander raided the spot, where he found some persons charging parking fee despite EDMC's cancellation of the parking facility. Seeing police, the parking boys fled. But one person, identified as Chhotu Kumar Jha, was caught with a bunch of keys.
"East Delhi Municipal Corporation had on September 17 cancelled a parking area on Gandhi Nagar Pushta but some people were found to be arranging for parking there for a fee of Rs 50 without a receipt," he said.
As many as 32 cars at the spot were challaned for unauthorised parking and a case was registered in this regard at Gandhi Nagar police station.
Chander said he had also ordered an inquiry to see whether there was connivance of any police officials in the running of the illegal parking.