Bengaluru: Traffic police are planning to take action against vehicles parked on the road outside educational institutions, especially colleges, as they are affecting traffic movement. Rows of two-wheelers parked on roads outside city colleges are now a common sight. The students who come to colleges in two-wheelers park them on the road in front of the college or on parallel roads. It eats into the carriage space and the police have been receiving numerous complaints from the general public.
A senior traffic police officer said, “We will soon start informing the college authorities to ensure that no vehicles are parked outside the college or on the parallel roads, failing which the vehicles will be towed away.
We have already started making rounds of these colleges and warning the students to park their vehicles only on college premises. These colleges have abundant parking space, yet for reasons not known, they park it outside.” He added that the matter is being looked into seriously and the police will start enforcing it in the coming week.
When a principal of a well known college in the city was contacted, he said, “Most students do not like to park their vehicles inside the campus, as we will not allow them to take them out in middle of the day or classes, until a valid reason is given. So they cannot bunk classes. But when they park it outside, they can go out whenever they want and this is the prime reason, they park it outside. Another reason is that they can avoid paying parking fee to the college, if they park on the road.”
When the principal was informed about the traffic police planning to tow away vehicles parked outside the college, he said the college authorities will also instruct students to park their vehicles inside the premises, to avoid getting towed away by the police....