The Telegraph
Since 1st March, 1999
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Calcutta Column

Parking fine steeper than fault

Car-owners deserve punishment for illegal parking, but not at the cost of damaging their vehicles. Often one has to spend a lot on repairing and restoring a car to its original condition after it has been impounded by the police. Scooters and motorcycles, parked illegally on the pavements, are lifted and paraded arounded the city streets. In a bid to sport a citizen-friendly attitude, the police are actually resorting to means which cause more harm than good. The authorities can consider imposing a spot fine on the defaulter instead.

Sumant Poddar, Kyd Street.

Anarchy avenue

Sri Aurobindo Road, in Salkia, always remains strewn with litter. Heaps of trash are also dumped on the roadsides. Trucks meant for picking up the garbage park themselves in the middle of the road, blocking traffic. The civic authorities can place a vat there. Moreover, the entire stretch of Salkia School Road, from Bandhaghat to Golabari police station needs repairs.

B.L. Chandak, Salkia.

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