Transportation

Joint operation to target illegal parking at bus bays

The Fiji Police Force (FPF) and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) through the joint ‘Operation Tatarovi’ will be monitoring illegal parking, particularly at bus bays. Director of Traffic SSP Mahesh Mishra said this was in light of concerns raised by bus operators regarding other vehicles occupying the reserved parking spaces for buses during peak hours. […]

Salote Qalubau

August 25, 2016 10:30 am

The Fiji Police Force (FPF) and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) through the joint ‘Operation Tatarovi’ will be monitoring illegal parking, particularly at bus bays.

Director Traffic Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Mahesh Mishra during an interview last week. (Fiji Police Force)
Director Traffic Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Mahesh Mishra. (Fiji Police Force)

Director of Traffic SSP Mahesh Mishra said this was in light of concerns raised by bus operators regarding other vehicles occupying the reserved parking spaces for buses during peak hours.

MISHRA: “This follows concerns raised by bus operators because of their inability to properly use the bus bays to pick and drop passengers as it would be occupied by other vehicles especially during peak hours.”

SSP Mishra said the force was requesting road users to be mindful of this as the joint operation tea would be out in numbers strictly monitoring this issue.

MISHRA: “It is also a concern for road safety authorities because of the safety implications it will have on the traveling public who are either getting off in traffic congested areas or moving between buses because other vehicles are using the bus bays.”

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