Nitin Gadkari, the Union Transport Minister has asked citizens of Delhi to send across pictures of illegally parked vehicles, and they will be rewarded for such an act.
Citizens will be rewarded up to Rs 200 for sending across pictures to enforcement agencies. Gadkari also said that any such drastic move can be taken only after putting in place necessary infrastructure such as proper parking space.
Also, Gadkari during a conference in Nagpur last week talked about incentives for informers. He said that the centre is preparing a new policy to increase the charge on illegal parking for Rs 200 to Rs 1000, and the complainants will be rewarded.
The capital city of Delhi is fighting hard to decongest roads and vehicles parked illegally add to the congestion. Recently, Connaught Place was announced that it will go car-free starting February 2017, for three months.
The decision to make Connaught Place car-free was taken by Union urban development minister Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday, however, bicycles and electric vehicles will not be restricted.