Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation has launched a campaign to clear the city’s roads of vehicles that have been abandoned for years; he asked owners to take back their seized vehicles after paying specified duties or they would be sold as scrap
Navi BombayG.Mohiuddin Jeddy
The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has launched a campaign to clear the city’s roads of vehicles that have been abandoned for years. He asked owners to take back their seized vehicles after paying specified duties or else they would be sold as scrap.
NMMC collected 2,126 such vehicles and deposited them at NMMC dumps in Koparkhairane, Airoli and Mahape.
Talking about driving, the City Commissioner, Abhijit Bangar said, “As per the Municipal Corporations Act of Maharashtra, Section 230, nothing may be kept on the roads or pathways of the city without the written permission of the city commissioner. However, we found a number of broken down vehicles abandoned on main and inland roads. They cause obstructions to traffic and trash has also accumulated in the area under them, making it difficult to keep the area clean.
He claimed that these vehicles harmed the cleanliness of the city and also affected the ranking of Swachch Survekshan. NMMC has repeatedly appealed to owners to clear the roads and even stuck notices on the vehicles.
Bangar said: “The commissioner has the power to remove vehicles without notice. Due to lack of response, we have now started picking up abandoned vehicles since 2016 on city roads. Owners can verify their vehicles on the website and should contact their respective neighborhood office with documentary proof of ownership. Upon payment of the fees due, they may take their vehicles with them at their own expense.
Vehicles not taken back within 15 days would be declared unclaimed and sold for scrap.