In India, when a vehicle is parked in a manner that causes danger, obstruction, or undue inconvenience to other road users, and the driver does not comply with the orders of the traffic police to remove the vehicle, the police may remove the vehicle by towing it away. This is done to ensure the safety of other road users and to prevent traffic congestion.
Here are some rules related to the removal of vehicles by towing in India:
- The traffic police have the authority to remove a vehicle by towing it away if it is parked in a manner that causes danger, obstruction, or undue inconvenience to other road users.
- Before towing a vehicle, the traffic police must provide a written notice to the driver of the vehicle, informing them of the violation and the intention to tow the vehicle.
- The owner of the vehicle must pay the prescribed towing charges and any fines or penalties related to the violation before the vehicle can be released.
- If the owner of the vehicle fails to pay the charges and fines within a specified period of time, the vehicle may be auctioned off.
The charges for towing a vehicle in India vary depending on the city and the type of vehicle. Here are some examples of towing charges in different cities in India:
- Delhi – Rs. 1,000 for a four-wheeler and Rs. 500 for a two-wheeler
- Mumbai – Rs. 2,500 for a four-wheeler and Rs. 1,500 for a two-wheeler
- Bangalore – Rs. 1,000 for a four-wheeler and Rs. 500 for a two-wheeler