MCD may auction cars if used vehicle sellers encroach space

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 22:00

New Delhi: After carrying out several
drives against second-hand car dealers who encroach on public
space, the MCD is contemplating more serious action against
repeat offenders, including possible auctioning of their
The MCD said the action of impounding cars parked on
public space and giving them back to dealers after collecting
fines is having no effect on some of them.

"We have carried out drives in various zones against
second-hand car bazars in which dealers keep their vehicles
parked on public space. Generally, we impound the cars and
give them back after collecting fines. But many of them again
do the same thing," Municipal Commissioner K S Mehra told a
meeting of the MCD Standing Committee.
The MCD is now contemplating "disposing off" cars
impounded from repeat offenders including the option of
auctioning them, he said.

"They are doing it again and again. There is need for
strict action. How many times can we fine them? We are trying
to make them understand that keeping public space free is
important," Mehra later told reporters.


First Published: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 22:00

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