The TOI recently has quoted City police commissioner BN Lokesh Kumar said addressing the parking issue was not the job of the police but the Belagavi City Corporation.
Since a week now the Traffic police and the TWO towing vans in town are on a rampage of sorts towing away vehicles parked in No Parking zones.
But the citizens at large are asking the same question? Where do we park?
The police have enlisted 21 roads on which no parking has been mentioned which encompass the entire city of sorts, So where does one park?
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. One more parking at Shaniwar Khoot is lying unutilized for reasons only known to them.
The police also have unilaterally taken a decision to mark some roads as no parking zones without even taking the residents, shop owners into confidence.
On some roads there is no Parking at all, then how does one reach there and work there or run his/her shop.
Now, this is a Catch-22 situation. Until the Corporation makes more parking spaces, there will be no space to park your vehicles.
Satish Gharge a businessman says Appropriate parking facility has to be provided by the corporation. The citizens have paid road tax at the time of purchase of vehicles. Public parking place Is basic need, hence providing basic amenities is the onus of officials before imposing the law.