The Karnataka government has banned the towing of automobiles parked in 'No Parking' zones. This is a 15-day interim suspension to allow the administration to work on new rules and standards. The Karnataka government is attempting to streamline the towing procedure.
For a long time, the method of towing automobiles parked in 'No Parking' zones has remained unchanged. Vehicles being towed have gotten more contemporary, computers have been included into the Police system, and fines for the offence have increased. However, the manner these cars are treated remains unchanged.
Thousands of motorists have been victims of this antiquated system, in which their automobiles are taken away and absurdly hefty fines/bribes are collected from them in order for them to release their vehicle. The majority of the time, private contractors are engaged to execute the towing, and these contractors act like thugs, often forcibly pulling additional automobiles because their salary is based on the number of vehicles hauled.
There are already over 100 towing trucks operating in Bangalore, and the majority of them operate irrationally, frequently harassing motorists. To make matters worse, they treat motorist's vehicles rough and rowdy, causing damage in certain cases. Several complaints have been filed, and the government has now taken action.
We have taken a determination to find a viable solution to the difficulties that the public has raised regarding towing, Karnataka state home minister Araga Jnanendra was reported as saying. The government will soon make a decision to alleviate traffic congestion and resident's towing problems.
This decision came as a consequence of a meeting in which Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai discussed the problem with DG-IGP Praveen Sood, Bangalore Police Commissioner Kamal Pant, and Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic). The towing mechanism will be simplified during the next 15 days.
Suspended Vehicle Towing in Bangalore: What Are Your Thoughts? Towing automobiles appears to be a centuries-old tradition in an age where we are more reliant on technology than ever before. Parking legislation improvements are urgently needed, and we expect to see the rules that a technologically advanced city like Bangalore deserves.