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Colaba Traffic Police Swings Into Action: The Draft Impact

Following The Draft Colaba's coverage on 27 December 2020 Affluent Park Illegally, Poor Fined 'On The Sly', PI Mubarak Shaikh who heads the Colaba Traffic Division took immediate cognisance of the issue and a team of traffic policemen swept into action to address the situation.

Another 'No-Entry' board placed on the opposite side of the entrance to Colaba Market

A hawker's umbrella eclipsing the 'No-Entry' board from public view at the entrance of Colaba Market was taken down and an additional 'No-Entry' board placed below the old one for clear public viewing. Another 'No-Entry' board was placed on the opposite side of the entrance to Colaba Market. The signages are expected to bring much-needed relief and clarity to riders and drivers, especially those who come from outside Colaba. With the obstacle out of the way, the 'No-Entry' signage that remained obscured from public vision can be seen clearly now.

A hawker's umbrella eclipsing the 'No-Entry' board from public view at the entrance of Colaba Market
was taken down and an additional 'No-Entry' board placed below the old one for clear public viewing

Additionally, several 'No Parking' signages have been placed along with 'No Entry' signages at different locations inside Colaba Market which has always been a 'No Parking' zone yet constantly blocked with illegally parked four-wheelers. The police personnel also placed 'wheel locks' to the vehicles illegally parked inside Colaba Market.

      

       

The impact followed the publication of an article tackling issues of arbitrary fining of motorists entering Colaba Market, lack of clarity and proper signage for 'No-Entry' and No Parking, inaction on illegally parked vehicles in Colaba Market and a flurry of complaints of a constable at the location reportedly taking pictures on the sly of offenders to fine them 'digitally'. Also, despite the Colaba Market being a No Parking zone, scores of four-wheelers of customers would be parked daily in the market obstructing vehicular and pedestrian movement.

Following multiple complaints to The Draft Colaba, the issue was brought to the notice of relevant authorities through #SpeakUpMumbai Campaign.

                   

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