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Suva City Council To Rain Hard On Illegal Parking

“Our enforcement officers are on the streets to enforce Land Transport Authority regulations and any failures to obey road signs are issued with TIN’s accordingly. We do about 400-500 bookings in a month,” Mr Chand said.
15 Mar 2019 10:25
Suva City Council To Rain Hard On Illegal Parking
Suva City Council

The Suva City Council (SCC) will ensure that people found illegally parking are taken to task.

This was confirmed by SCC chief executive officer Bijay Chand yesterday.

Fiji Sun had reported that illegal parking at Grantham Road at Damodar City was one of the reasons there was traffic jam during peak hours.

“Our enforcement officers are on the streets to enforce Land Transport Authority regulations and any failures to obey road signs are issued with TIN’s accordingly. We do about 400-500 bookings in a month,” Mr Chand said.

“SCC has an enforcement team that is out on the streets everyday to manage illegal parking to avoid congestion.”

Mr Chand said any parking for long periods, more than the designated time, would be booked for failure to obey road signs.

“With the increase in number of vehicles that come to the city in one given time, we have parking space problems. Basically, the car parks are used up,” he said.

“SCC operates New Town Hall foreshore car park, Central Street car park, Curio Handicraft Centre car parks, MPI car park and Suva Market car park on a user pay basis.

“There are 805 gazetted parking metre spaces throughout Suva.”

Minister for Transport, Jone Usamate said: “Fiji Roads Authority is looking into all three locations and they do have some solutions they need to work through.

“Compliance is something that the Suva City Council and the Police need to enforce. However the safety of school children outside of schools will be a priority,” Mr Usamate said.

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Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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