Cops pro­pose no-park­ing zone on Digha road

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Tas­neem Kausar ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

The Navi Mum­bai traf­fic depart­ment has de­cided to de­clare a road near Digha ward of­fice as no-park­ing zone.

The NMMC Digha ward of­fice that falls un­der Ra­bale traf­fic depart­ment has a Sai Baba tem­ple next to it. The road next to it is 7m wide.

Ac­cord­ing to deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice (traf­fic) Arvind Salve, “A large num­ber of devotees who come there and those who come to the ward of­fice for work of­ten hap­haz­ardly park their ve­hi­cles on one side of Khokad pond. This re­sults in reg­u­lar traf­fic snarls in the area.”

He added, “The park­ing in the area causes prob­lems for schoolchil­dren and lo­cal res­i­dents. Mo­torists us­ing the road to head to­wards Bindu Mad­hav Na­gar too face traf­fic snarls. The traf­fic depart­ment had re­ceived a num­ber of com­plaints.”

Salve said, “With a view to re­solve the traf­fic prob­lem in the area and to ease the hard­ship be­ing faced by lo­cal The road near Digha ward of­fice sees hap­haz­ardly parked ve­hi­cles along Khokad pond.

res­i­dents and mo­torists, the stretch from Ganpati Bappa Khokad pond to NMMC Digha ward of­fice has been pro­posed as no-park­ing zone by the traf­fic

po­lice.”

He called upon res­i­dents to write to the traf­fic depart­ment if they have ob­jec­tion to the de­ci­sion.

BACHCHAN KU­MAR

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