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PIMPRI CHINCHWAD: The civic body hopes to introduce the pay and park policy from next week, after failing to implement it twice in the past nine months.
A meeting about this was held with the police department earlier this week and it was decided that the policy should be implemented from Monday March 21 next week. Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) officials blamed the unavailability of resources such as tow vans and jammers for its initial failure. The civic body previously said the policy would be implemented in November 2021. However, nothing has been done so far.
PCMC’s joint municipal engineer, Shrikant Sawane, said the unavailability of tow vans and manpower led to a poor response to the policy after it was initially implemented in July last year . “It has been a month since we provided the police with tow vans, but there has been no action so far. We have called a meeting with the police department on Tuesday.”
PCMC Chief Rajesh Patil told TOI: “Citizens will continue to park vehicles in illegal parking spots unless the police department takes action. We are sure the policy will be implemented from aggressively in the coming days.”
Pimpri Chinchwad DCP Anand Bhoite said, “We have received the tow vans. But we are finalizing the rules and regulations and the draft will be sent to the civic body for review.”