At a time when Mumbai is bursting at seams, an illegally parked vehicle can throw the whole traffic on the roads off gear.
To curb this menace, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has planned punitive fines Sunday onwards for anyone parking their vehicle illegally.
The fines will be up to ₹15,000, which including towing charges, for parking within 500-meter radius of 26 authorized public parking lots and will range from ₹5,000 for two-wheelers to ₹15,000 for heavy vehicles.
With a penalty for late payment, it could go up to as much as ₹23,250, a BMC official told PTI Saturday.
For effective implementation of the scheme, the administration has hired ex-servicemen to assist traffic police.
People on Twitter have been slamming this decision of Asia's richest municipal corporation.
No parking boards have cropped up across the metropolis to tell people how hefty the fines can get.
Pictures of the fines being implemented have also started doing rounds on Twitter.
Meanwhile, some people have started telling the Mumbai Police's Twitter account about the illegally parked vehicles in their vicinity.