Indore: Road leading from Palasia to Kalyanmal Nursing Home also suffers from parking problems as the rest of the city. There are a number of commercial buildings on this road and most of them do not have parking lots. Problem is further compounded by haphazard parking by vehicle owners buying fruits, vegetables and flowers. A few residents living in the area described the problem as acute and needing immediate addressing.
There are trees in front of the shops and people park their vehicles near these trees thereby narrowing the road and making driving difficult. Arguments are common occurrences and traffic police rarely takes any action.
As one reaches Kalyanmal Nursing Home, where doctors and some residents within the premises, park their vehicles haphazardly which leads to congestion and jams most of the times.
Deepak Gangwani, a resident of Anand Bazaar , said that people park their vehicles haphazardly in front of the shops making driving difficult and therefore traffic police should take action against such drivers.
Naveen Garg, a businessman from Dhar, said that he faces the same problem every time he visits the area for business purpose due to haphazard parking at commercial buildings.
Anil Chouhan, a government contractor and local resident, said that magic vans and auto rickshaws park on the side of the road along with cars leaving no place for other drivers to pass through which often lead to arguments.
Vishal Yadav, a businessman, said that situation becomes acute in the evening while cops are rarely seen in the area. Haphazard parking is the result of absence of parking lots in the commercial buildings on the road.
What They Say
“There isn’t a parking lot nearby and therefore people park their vehicles on the road leading to congestion, particularly in the evening when flow is at peak and I find it difficult to even drive out of the hospital.”
Dr Dolly Kothari, Kalyanmal Nursing Home
“People have no parking sense and park their vehicles anywhere without regard for problems faced by others, while police remains inactive in the area.”
Dr Usha Baisa
“Vehicles are parked there because of the shops. Once the situation had reached such a point that an ambulance had difficulty in passing through.”
Nagesh Gupta, PR and event manager
“It is difficult to drive into the hospital in the evening. People need to be aware of parking areas while shopkeepers should discourage drivers not to park haphazardly in front of the shops.
Dr Ajay Kothari
Advocate Himanshu Shrivastav said that the area is heavily commercialised and this has increased vehicular traffic and therefore IMC must build a parking lot nearby to address the problem. Alternatively, traffic police should also take action against errant drivers from time to time to deter haphazard parking.