‘operation sweep’ Crackdown on illegal parking, lane rule violators


After being flooded with complaints from pedestrians against footpath encroachment by hawkers and vehicle owners, the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has launched ‘operation sweep’ to ensure pedestrians’ right to use the sidewalks.

The campaign that kicked off on Wednesday in collaboration with Nepal Police saw 338 vehicle drivers booked on the first day.

Joint operation teams that will be deployed for the next 15 days were mobilised at Maharajgunj, Bouddha, Gaushala, Koteshwor, Jawalakhel, Kalanki, Kalimati, Durbarmarg, Singha durbar and Kamal Pokhari areas on Wednesday.

According to DSP Pawan Giri, the MTPD spokesperson, more such teams will be sent to other areas gradually. As many as two cars, 61 motorcycles, three pull carts, three bicycles and 188 other four wheelers were booked for illegal parking, while 32 vehicles were booked for violating lane rules on the first day.

All vehicles will be booked under the Vehicle and Transportation Management Act 1993, according to Giri. “The duration of the operation can be increased based on its effectiveness and need,” he said.

Posted on: 2013-01-17 08:30