In a bizarre move, Shimla traffic police, it seems, has now started embarking parking places for the high and mighty on public roads putting all rules to trash. Latest to be included in the list of ‘High and Mighty’ is the newspaper and press people.
The other day upon returning to Shimla around midnight, while I was searching for space to park my vehicle, the following sign board had my attention.
The signboard is pasted near the Dainik Jagran office near Auckland Tunnel. This board is just next to a newly constructed traffic police post on the main road. For the record this spot is NOT embarked as yellow line parking place. Dainik Jagran office is approximately 100 meters from the main road.
While we, the normal cattle class types keep scouting for parking in the area and the local traffic policeman leaves no chance to challan our vehicles and even call the crane when parked illegally. I fail to understand under which rule has the Shimla traffic police embarked this place specially for the Dainik Jagran newspaper.
This road is the property of the Shimla Municipal Corporation and maintained by PWD. Shimla traffic police has no role to embark the parking place for Dainik Jagran newspaper on a public road.
Did Dainik Jagran paid money to Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC) for the parking space. If so how much money was paid? Under which rule did SMC gave this space to the Dainik Jagran for parking?
Will anyone answer? or the press has also joined the elite clubs of netas and babus to flout openly every rule of the land?
Read the second part: Dainik Jagran’s parking signboard covered.