Mumbai mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar's vehicle was seen parked right under the BMC's no-parking signboard in suburban Vile Parle
Mumbai: The Mumbai traffic police on Monday (July 15) issued a challan after Mumbai mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar's official vehicle was found parked in a no-parking zone, an official said.
Mahadeshwar's vehicle was seen parked right under the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)'s no-parking signboard in suburban Vile Parle on Saturday, said the official.
At the time, Mahadeshwar, a Shiv Sena leader, was visiting the Koldongari area in Vile Parle.
His official vehicle was spotted outside a popular coastal fish food joint between Andheri and Vile Parle, the official said.
The food joint is situated at a narrow and congested road which has been declared a no-parking zone, he said.
Taking serious cognisance of the violation, the traffic police issued a challan to the mayor’s vehicle, said a senior police official.
However, the fine amount was not known.
A challan refers to the receipt for fine recovered for traffic rule violation.
The BMC administration has started a drive against unauthorised parking since last week and collected lakhs of rupees in fine.
The civic body has been imposing hefty fines on vehicles parked within a 500-metre radius of 29 authorised public parking lots in the metropolis, the official said.
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Last Updated Jul 16, 2019, 3:59 PM IST