Bulgarian Capital Blockaded by Abandoned VehiclesSociety | November 7, 2011, Monday // 12:40| views
Vehicles piled up on Sofia's sidewalks are a common site in the capital city. Photo by Sofia Photo Agency
Thousands of abandoned vehicles are clogging the sidewalks of the Bulgarian capital Sofia, according to the Inspectorate at the City Hall.
Bulgaria's private TV bTV reports, citing Polina Asenova, from the Inspectorate that there are an estimated 3 630 abandoned automobiles and their number is growing with City Hall inspectors constantly putting stickers on more and more vehicles.
One of the criteria to consider the cars abandoned is not having passed technical inspection in the last three years. Owners largely fail to comply with the order to remove the vehicles within 3 months after the sticker is placed and some even peel off the stickers, according to Asenova.
She warns those owners that getting rid of the sticker or moving the vehicle to another location would not stop the procedure since the automobile had been documented and a picture of it had been taken.
After being towed, the vehicle in question is kept at a parking for 14 days.
The Inspectorate promises to tow all abandoned vehicles in the capital by the first half of 2012.