The sealed road from Shimla club to Chotta Shimla these days has begun to look like the crowded,congested and ordinary cart road,with vehicles including taxis driving past or parked boldly on this sealed route outside the Oak Over, the official residence of the state chief minister.
People visiting chief minister P.K.Dhumal now park their vehicles anywhere on this sealed road without fear.This is unheard of say old timers !
Strangely traffic policemen are allowing this unauthorised entry,they also help the law breakers to park these vehicles anywhere on this road—–after all they are visitors of the biggest VVIP in town the chief minister.
According to law entering this road without a vehicle permit can invite a penalty of Rs 3000, but who cares, when the administration is allowing and even encouraging CM visitors to enter and park on this prized road which is a walkersâ€™ delight.
The few permit holders have to maintain a maximum speed of 20 km per hour so that walkers are not disturbed.While passing the palatial Oak Over even the blowing of a horn is prohibitted.But these days the vehicles speed past with blaring horns.
Visitors of another VVIP in town also broke traffic rules today by driving to union minister Virbhadra Singhâ€™s house in Jakhu on his birthday.Most drove to congratulate him at Holy Lodge even though they did not have sealed and restricted road permits.