New No Parking boards now adore the entire stretch from KLE hospital road up to Dharmveer Sambhaji Maharaj Chowk.
The only place where we found a parking board was after Hotel Pavan on Lingaraju college road for a stretch of less than 100 mtrs though.
Businessmen from Dr BR Ambedkar road are irked over this unilateral decision of the police, as they say, they will lose the entire business as even two-wheelers cant be parked.
Speaking to AAB, Raibagi a businessman said, if bikes/scooters also cant be parked who will come to the shops, and if they have to also how will they come?
There are many hospitals on this road how will the attendants see their patients who are admitted.
One can definitely understand some stretches on a road that are marked as NO parking zones near junctions etc which is logical.
But in this case, the entire road about 3 kms stretch is marked as a no-parking zone and such boards are put on both sides of the road, which means forget cars, even two-wheelers can’t be parked.
Citizens were amazed at this decision and most of them were found asking then where do we park? Where are the alternate arrangements for parking?
Prasad said, I have a patient at Jeevan Rekha hospital and now with no parking on the road, where do I park my bike and give the food to the patient.
Now we may see the footpath being used for parking which is inevitable in this scenario.
When the police can make No parking zones it must also provide spaces for parking.
And making a 3 km stretch as a no parking zone seems to be a decision which will hurt the citizens a lot and the businesses.
Parking is considered to be one of the most indispensable components of the development plans of cities in India. But it seems that the road infrastructure today is unable to keep up with the ever-increasing demand for automobiles that keep clogging up most cities during rush hour.
The police say it is the job of the City corporation to provide Parking and we better not speak about the corporation here.
They could not get the multi-parking built for the last decade.
An appropriate parking facility has to be provided by the corporation. Public parking place is a basic need, hence providing basic amenities is the onus of officials before imposing the law.