MYSURU: Given the metropolis’s proximity to 2 tiger reserves – Bandipur and Nagarahole – the roar of the enormous cat isn’t always precisely the terrifying blood-curdling revel in it is for the ones in other cities. However, till very lately, many proprietors of two-wheelers, who won’t have flinched on the irritated snarl of a tiger, frequently scurried with fear at the wail of the Tiger Vans, which rode on Mysuru streets with a single motive – to impound, and seize motors that had been stationed in areas wherein parking turned into strictly prohibited. These dreaded trucks have been decommissioned, and their absence on the city’s thoroughfares has no longer exceeded not noted.
Although two-wheeler owners might relaxation smooth now with the tiger vehicles not trundling along the metropolis streets, traffic police have, in no way, taken their foot off the pressure in opposition to unlawful parking. Traffic law enforcement officials have added a new gadget, in which vehicles determined in no-parking zones could be immobilized by using a wheel-locking mechanism. The device, already in the vicinity in Bengaluru and other towns in Karnataka, has been launched, and correctly tested in Mysuru, with 40 cases being registered daily.
In all, Mysuru traffic police have bought as many as 500 of these locks, that have been dispensed a few of the five visitor stations inside the town – Narasimharaja, Krishnaraja, VV Puram, Devaraja, and Siddarthanagar similarly.
Signaling the power’s launch, KR police station released ‘Operation Wheel-Lock’ in Agrahara and on Basaveshwara Road on Monday. More than 50 automobiles, both vehicles and two-wheelers, have been mechanically glued to the one’s spots in which, according to regulation, they’d say no enterprise being. The sight of automobile proprietors imploring cops to release their vehicles and others consenting to pay the penalty for the offense to retake ownership in their motors become common.
Besides locking -wheelers parked in violation of regulations, the locks are being used to immobilize motors caught breaking other visitors laws.
Residents are a relieved lot with the disappearance of the tiger vans from the city’s streets. Mahadeva, a resident of Mahadevapura, stated that those in charge of impounding vehicles have been regularly careless, resulting in damage to many automobiles. “In many instances, we proprietors have been compelled to pay for damages our two-wheelers sustained because of the bad manner wherein they have been treated by using those crewing the tiger trucks, in addition to paying fines. The new solution, wherein our vehicles will be robotically locked, is lots higher. This way, we can rest confidently knowing our motors are safe,” Mahadeva instructed TOI.
Once locked, proprietors might be allowed to use their cars handiest when they pay the penalty. If the proprietors fail to turn up inside a stipulated time interval, the vehicles could be hauled to the nearest site visitors police station. Owners forced to visit the station to get their automobiles will pay the exceptional, and the price incurred with the aid of the law enforcement officials to take the motor to the station. Vehicle proprietors can also be fined for past offenses if the police officers are determined to tug out the car’s records in the query.
Mysuru city police commissioner KT Balakrishna advised TOI that the brand new operation changed into currently in its experimental section, but affirmed that the response to the newly followed method had up to now been excellent. “The power has been a hit. Motorists had expressed issues with Tiger Vans. The use of wheel-locks takes the possibility of the underhanded hobby. As of now, we’ve 500 of these wheel-locks. Based on the reaction, we will see if extra is needed,” Balakrishna stated.
Motorists journeying without cars fined
Residents heading to paintings on Thursday morning had been surprised to look a seen spurt in visitors monitoring interest on the town streets. Drivers traveling in Udayguru, Ghousia Nagar, Mandi Mohalla, Shantinagar without the required documents have been penalized. Assistant commissioner of police Mohan led the power.