With a new police commissioner in town, the topic of towing vehicles is back in boardroom meetings. Things might go back to square one.
Story so far: After a lot of public outcry over the traffic police harassing vehicle owners by towing them, the act was withdrawn from the city four months ago. Now, our new commissioner CH Pratap Reddy is looking to bring towing back into our lives.
The reason: According to Reddy, the pandemic is nearing its end. So, life on the road has more or less reverted back to normalcy. This means that traffic is increasing on a daily basis and the traffic police need to start removing vehicles violating the rules. We don’t have the time to wait anymore lest it results in a pileup.
- Why it matters: In February, the government forced the traffic police to suspend all towing activities in the city. Instead, they were asked to come up with a motorist-friendly towing policy. No such change has been made till now.