It took the intervention of two high-ranking police officers to remove illegal parking on three major footpaths and roads of Kurla. The residents of the area had to wait for almost two months to get this relief. After inspector general of police Sanjay Pande
and joint commissioner of police (traffic) Bhushan Kumar Upadhyay intervened, traffic police of the area removed the vehicles which were illegally parked on CST road, Premier road, and LBS Marg and Kale Marg of Kurla.
Derrel Fernandes, a Kurla resident, said that he had been repeatedly complaining to the L-ward officials and the traffic police about the menace for the past two months, but his complaints fell on deaf ears.
"We had initially written to the L-ward officials, following which the complaint was transferred to the traffic police department. Since the vehicles were always lined up on the roads and footpaths, the civic body couldn't carry out the basic cleaning of the roads, and this made the whole area dirty," said Fernandes.
"Due to this problem, there was always huge traffic congestion on the roads," added Fernandes.
However, residents were caught by surprise to see traffic officials clear all the three footpaths and the roads on Tuesday afternoon.
Upadhyay said, "It takes sometime for us to act after we receive a complain. Moreover, many of our staff were busy with he election work. However, yesterday, we ensured that the all illegally parked vehicles were removed."