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CS orders strict action against illegal parking

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By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Dehradun, 3 May: Chief Secretary Radha Raturi has ordered strict action against vehicles parked illegally on the roadside. This would be done by running a campaign from Saturday to improve the traffic system in Rishikesh, Lakshmanjhula, Muni ki Reti, Tapovan and Srinagar before the start of the Char Dham Yatra. This campaign will also be run in Dehradun from Saturday.

Holding a meeting on traffic management with Director General of Police Abhinav Kumar, Commissioner, Garhwal, DMs and Police Chiefs of Dehradun, Tehri and Pauri at the Secretariat, today, CS Raturi has directed the officials to send long-term proposals to the Secretariat soon on traffic management and to take short-term corrective steps immediately.
Regarding the problem of illegal parking of vehicles on the roadside in Rishikesh and the traffic jams caused by it, the Chief Secretary has directed making arrangements for parking of tourist vehicles near rafting sites and camps in Rishikesh. She also gave instructions to make parking arrangements on private land.

Chief Secretary Raturi said the tendency of parking vehicles on the roads should not be tolerated under any circumstances and strict and immediate action should be taken against it. Along with this, action would be taken against hotel and restaurant owners who are not making proper parking arrangements for their employees and customers and are promoting illegal parking on the roads.
She asked for proposals on widening of various narrow roads, including that to Neelkanth, to the Secretariat. She said it is very important to improve traffic management before the Yatra. She has also instructed the District Magistrates to work on the proposals for alternative routes to the Char Dham.