IL­LE­GAL PARK­ING ON SER­VICE ROAD IRKS COM­MUTERS

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVI MUMBAI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

The men­ace of il­le­gal park­ing on the ser­vice road of Thane- Be­la­pur Road has left com­muters dis­tressed.

The road, be­ing used to park ve­hi­cles of pri­vate com­pa­nies and show­rooms, have lit­tle room for com­muters. The il­le­gal park­ing leads to traf­fic chaos, par­tic­u­larly dur­ing of­fice hours.

Mo­torists also say the park­ing could lead to se­ri­ous ac­ci­dents.

The Thane- Be­la­pur Road has the in­dus­trial belt on the east and hence sees heavy ve­hi­cles ply­ing con­tin­u­ously. The ser­vice road was con­structed to con­trol the traf­fic flow and pre­vent ac­ci­dents.

Things are how­ever chang­ing now.

“Some pri­vate com­pa­nies and show­rooms have taken over a lot of space on the ser­vice road,” said Prakash Malhotra, a reg­u­lar com­muter in the area.

“The sit­u­a­tion is worse near the fly­over at Khairane. The ser­vice road next to the fly­over is used for park­ing pur­poses,” said Malhotra.

“A few months ago, the traf­fic po­lice had taken ac­tion against ve­hi­cles parked in the area on the ser­vice road. How­ever, the ve­hi­cles parked near the fly­over were ig­nored,” said Akash Patil, an­other com­muter.

The traf­fic po­lice of­fi­cials, how­ever, said they reg­u­larly take ac­tion against all ve­hi­cles parked on the ser­vice road or ob­struct­ing traf­fic.

They de­nied any bias and as­sured that their ac­tion will con­tinue in the fu­ture too.

Some pri­vate com­pa­nies and show­rooms have taken over a lot of space on the ser­vice road. The ser­vice road next to Khairane fly­over is used for park­ing pur­pose. PRAKASH MALHOTRA, a reg­u­lar com­muter

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