Meghalaya Traffic culture have reached its breaking point, especially in the state capital, day to day activities have been slowdown due to regular traffic jam during peak hours. As an attempt to deal with such menace of illegal parking, Shillong Traffic Police (STP) has acquired clamping devices to clamp all such vehicles starting from October 30. On day one, only from Laitumkhrah Traffic Branch and Sadar Traffic, 37 vehicles were clamped, and collected Seventeen thousand and Nine hundred rupees as fine.
Only time will gave the accurate answer, if this system will work in the long run, the lifting of illegal parking of vehicles is said to have damaged the bumper of many vehicles. Slumping the summon slip alone was not very encouraging, most of the violators failed to report to respective traffic branch, hence this new method.
Meghalaya should be proud to be graded as the state with the city traffic ranks second in the country in terms to vehicles to population ratio, Mumbai being first. In terms of brand availability the citizen from South India are amazed to see various brands on the street, with modification and accessories. Meghalaya Streets have been well decorated with various vehicles during any working day.