Observing in the wake of a PIL filed by Janhit Manch, seeking proper traffic regulation in the city, the Mumbai High Court on January 7, 2017 rapped BMC and held the later responsible for the miserable vehicle parking condition in Mumbai.
The court, taking cognizance of the BMC’s leniency when it comes to regulating the parking space, held that, “You (BMC) don’t have anything in place. Giving tenders and allotting (parking) policy is no policy.”
It is also said that everyone is parking wherever they want and footpaths are being taken over by the hawkers. This hasn’t left any walking space for the public.
“In Mumbai, after five years, you’ll not have any place to go. People will walk on the top of vehicles. Footpaths have now become properties of hawkers,” said Justice Chellur.
The date for final hearing is yet to be set by the judges.