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Mumbai Mayor fined for parking in ‘no parking zone’.

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Rules and laws are meant for all and Mumbai’s Mayor recently was recently reminded of this .The traffic police on Monday 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 BMC’s no-parking signboard in suburban Vile Parle Saturday, said the official. At that time, Mahadeshwar, a Shiv Sena leader, was visiting the Koldongari area in Vile Parle.

Mumbai has seen a massive drive in the past few days against traffic violations which has also led to debates and discussions galore. A no-tolerance policy against traffic offenders is being seen as a way to improve the situation on the city’s busy roads.

Those questioning strict penalties against violations such as parking in a no-parking zone argue that authorities must first construct more parking places before declaring areas as prohibited for stationary vehicles. They also say that because of the general lack of space on Mumbai’s street.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (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-meter radius of 29 authorised public parking lots in the metropolis, the official said.

 

 

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PM Modi departs for two-day visit to Bhutan

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on two day visit to Bhutan to discuss relations with India and to strengthen bilateral ties with the Himalayan nation in various fields. This is Modi’s second visit to Bhutan, first since reelection.

Modi will arrive at Paro International Airport on Saturday 17th August and will be there till 19th August. PM Modi will discuss their relations in various fields. According to reports one of the talks will be on accessing of RuPay cards in Bhutan. Before departure it is said that it will talk on partnerships from “Neighborhood Policy’.

PM Modi will meet Prime Minister of Bhutan today at 4 pm in the evening. During the visit, the Prime Minister is expected to receive audiences with Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the King of Bhutan and Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the fourth King of Bhutan nd hold talks with his Bhutanese counterpart Dr Lotay Tshering. The Prime Minister will also address the students of Royal University of Bhutan there.

He would also visit national Museum at Chorten the next day. “The visit is in keeping with the tradition of regular high -level exchanges between the two countries and provides an opportunity to the two sides to discuss ways to further strengthen and diversify the bilateral partnership, including economic and development co-operation, hydropower co-operation, people -to-people-ties as well as share views on regional matters and other issues of National Interest” an MEA statement said.

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