Delhi Residents Mafia Blocks New Car Parking Policy

Cars parked on the roads of Delhi block the flow of traffic which can be hazardous. Photo of February 2017 by Rakesh Raman. Click the photo to read the story.
Cars parked on the roads of Delhi block the flow of traffic which can be hazardous. Photo of February 2017 by Rakesh Raman. Click the photo to read the story.

If the government wants to implement its policies – including the car parking policy – it must execute a severe crackdown on all the criminal activities that are happening in the group housing complexes of Delhi.

By Rakesh Raman

While all forms of governance has collapsed in Delhi, the crime and lawlessness is increasing incessantly particularly in the upmarket residential colonies and group housing societies.

The so-called resident welfare associations and the managing committees of housing societies are mostly led by law-breakers who hold government to ransom and oppose any official move that does not suit them.

The Delhi government, for example, has not been able to implement the car parking policy as it is facing a strong opposition from gangs of residents who have raised a complete ruckus in the city with their slew of cars.

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The government has now released a new parking policy that aims to tame the car owners with heavy penalties and parking on the common roads will be restricted. The new policy will also make parking on footpaths a cognizable offense under the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act.

But it is highly unlikely that the government will be able to implement the policy mainly because there is hardly any government exists in Delhi.

Illegal Car Parking at DPS Housing Society, Sector 4, Dwarka, New Delhi. These cars obstruct the movement of fire brigade and ambulance in the case of any emergency. Click the photo to read the story.
Illegal Car Parking at DPS Housing Society, Sector 4, Dwarka, New Delhi. These cars obstruct the movement of fire brigade and ambulance in the case of any emergency. Click the photo to read the story.

Arvind Kejriwal, for example, is a dummy chief minister who is running a dummy government with the help of dummy ministers. They shirk work and waste most of their time on tweets and retweets.

The Municipal Corporations of Delhi are full or corrupt or incompetent councilors who cannot resolve any of Delhi’s increasing problems.

And the Lt. Governor (LG) of Delhi Anil Baijal is a tired and retired bureaucrat who does not possess domain knowledge in any subject of governance. He is doing some clerical work by holding multiple useless meetings with officials who are equally clueless about Delhi’s troubles.

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In the absence of government, the Delhi residents have gone berserk and refuse to follow any law. The group housing complexes are blatantly defying even the court orders about parking. The Delhi High Court has ruled that only one car per flat will be allowed in housing society parking lots.

But the housing societies have brazenly decided to ignore the court orders and now cars stand cheek by jowl in such a way that even a fire brigade will not be able to enter the building to extinguish fire.

The rogue residents fail to realize that the increasing number of cars are not only creating parking problems, but they are also causing deadly pollution in Delhi which is already the world’s most polluted city.

Today, Delhi – having a population of about 20 million – is choked with more than 10 million vehicles. There are about 1 million private cars that do not have any parking space; so they are illegally parked on the common roads obstructing the flow of traffic.

If the government really wants to implement its policies – including the car parking policy – it must execute a severe crackdown on all the criminal activities that are happening in the group housing complexes of Delhi.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a government’s National award-winning journalist and runs free school for deserving children under his NGO – RMN Foundation.

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