Pay and park fever has reached Thane. To control the increasing traffic menace, Thane Traffic Department along with TMC is soon going to implement the Pay and Park system on a large scale. But will the TMC be successful in implementing the often controversial pay and park scheme? Thane city is the central point which connects not just Mumbai but Ahmedabad and JNPT too. The reason why there several vehicles and trucks ply through this city. We spoke with the DCP – Traffic of Thane to know the current situation of traffic. Apart from the Thane traffic department, traffic discipline is also a responsibility of TMC. Even TMC Commissioner Nandkumar Jentre admitted the traffic issues that concerns Thane. Now both TMC and the traffic department have decided to implement the Pay and Park system to curtail traffic in the city. And while this is TMC and Traffic police’s new plan to control traffic congestion in Thane, will the Pay and Park scheme be successful in controlling traffic will be a wait and watch. With cameraperson Bharat Jaiswal, Monika Bhosale for NMTV News.
March 25, 2008