Bhopal: Traffic jams remain routine feature in district court periphery

Bhopal: The periphery of district court in the Arera Hills is one of the worst affected places with the traffic jams.  The periphery of district court faces acute congestions due to cars parked on road sides not just this, the road leading from Madhyam to NGT too remain heavily rushed. Overall the jams in this locality remain a routine feature.

Advocate Rajesh Sharma said, “Parking problem is worst within court and even outside the court. Advocates had approached BMC administration to clear the bushes on other side of Jail Road for paid parking to solve the problems related to parking in court.”

“Barren land on the other side of Jail Road can also be developed as paid parking for visitors of Area Hills. But unfortunately, BMC administration did not take the suggestion seriously,” he added. Instead of acting on the improperly parked vehicles or towing away haphazard parked vehicles- police, too, park their vehicles.

Though, mayor Alok Sharma has assured that he would launch a drive for streamlining traffic and parking in state captial. Advocate Rajiv Dhankar said, “It is even difficult to find parking for two wheelers within the court. The condition is even worse outside the court. We cannot even walk on foot due to heavy rush. Authorities concerned should intervene into matter for systematic parking.”

District Bar Association general secretary Advocate PC Kothari said, “Court as well as Bar Association has permitted parking within premises and outside the court. Even tenders have been given to BMC contractors for parking lot. Traffic police should act against haphazard parking. But the problem is that police too park their vehicles at random.”

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