Collect only prescribed no-parking fine if vehicle owners are present: Jnanendra
Taking note of citizens’ complaints of police high-handedness in towing away private vehicles, Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra has directed the city traffic police to adhere strictly to towing rules applicable to vehicles parked in ‘no parking’ areas in Bengaluru, so that there can be no room for complaints of harassment from the public.
.@blrcitytraffic @AddlCPTraffic @CPBlr @BlrCityPolice sir request you to clarify us do they followed towing guidelines?— Raghavendra Poojari H S (@ragubengaluriga) February 19, 2021
They didnt take photo of vehicle and announce the vehicle number before towing. #towing #bengaluru @deepolice12 @HMLokesh @DcpComdCentre @DCPCentralBCP pic.twitter.com/X0RWpcTqVN
The Minister stressed the point after a meeting on the issue with City Police Commissioner Kamal Pant and Additional Police Commissioner (Traffic) Ravikanthe Gowda on Friday.
ವಾಹನ ಟೋಯಿಂಗ್ ಮಾಡುವಾಗ ನಿಯಮಾವಳಿಗನನ್ನು ಪಾಲಿಸಿ:ಪೊಲೀಸರಿಗೆ ಗೃಹ ಸಚಿವ ಆರಗ ಜ್ಞಾನೇಂದ್ರ ತಾಕೀತುhttps://t.co/aH8mfYQ5XH#Bangalore #Bengaluru #Karnataka #HomeMinister #AragaJnanendra #TrafficPolice #cops #BangalorePolice #follow #rules #towingvehicles @JnanendraAraga @CPBlr @jointcptraffic pic.twitter.com/eTmu9enE9h— Thebengalurulive/ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಲೈವ್ (@bengalurulive_) September 3, 2021
‘Alert vehicle owners first’
“The traffic police should alert vehicle owners by blowing sirens and should collect only the fee prescribed for parking in a no-parking area, if the owner is present on the spot, before lifting the vehicle,” the Home Minister said.
The Minister stressed that the towing staff should not engage in arguments with vehicle owners and should speak to them in a courteous manner. He also directed that “all care should be taken not to cause any damage to vehicles during towing.”