Lack of space for park­ing be­comes ma­jor road­block to devel­op­ment

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Tas­neem Kausar ht­for­nav­i­mum­[email protected]­dus­tan­

PAN­VEL: Lack of park­ing space for ve­hi­cles is amongst the ma­jor prob­lems faced by res­i­dents in Pan­vel city. Au­thor­i­ties have shown lit­tle in­ter­est in solv­ing the prob­lem which is lead­ing to sev­eral other prob­lems in­clud­ing un­con­trol­lable traf­fic con­ges­tions. Res­i­dents and busi­ness­men feel that lack of park­ing place is a ma­jor im­ped­i­ment to­wards the growth of city.

Traf­fic con­ges­tions are the pri­mary prob­lem cre­ated by the lack of park­ing spa­ces. As an im­por­tant re­gion of whole­sale mar­kets and cor­ri­dor of Konkan re­gion, Pan­vel is a cen­tre for sev­eral play­ers who visit it and where a lot of com­mer­cial ac­tiv­ity takes place.

There is lit­tle space even around ad­min­is­tra­tive build­ings and im­por­tant places in the city to park ve­hi­cles. One has to be al­ways cau­tious about park­ing ve­hi­cle in an area as there is al­ways the fear of the traf­fic po­lice tow­ing away the ve­hi­cle. It is an­other story that they do not have any alternativ­e place where the mo­torists can park their ve­hi­cles.

The worst af­fected ar­eas are ad­min­is­tra­tive build­ings of PMC, Tehsil of­fice, po­lice sta­tion, whole­sale veg­etable mar­ket and whole­sale mar­ket at Uran Naka.

Said Ke­shav Shinde, PMC en­gi­neer, “We are work­ing for a per­ma­nent so­lu­tion to park­ing prob­lems in the city. We are search­ing for suit­able spa­ces for park­ing al­lot­ment. Res­i­dents too should co­op­er­ate with us.”

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