Indore: Can we ever park our vehicles sensibly

Indore: Like many other parts of the city, traffic violators have made the service road in front of shopping complex near LIG Square, a parking spot at their will. Strangely, though the complex provides parking facility for the visitors, some irresponsible people prefer parking their vehicles on the service road and cycle track illegally, obstructing the traffic movement of the road.

Traffic police claims of taking action against such violators across different parts of the city, but they were never spotted taking any action in the area.

Local residents as well as the dwellers of the vast area behind the shopping complex face major problem in commuting on the stretch due to the illegally parked vehicles. For example, the haphazard parking is indeed a pain for the commuters travelling towards LIG Square by using the service road.

The situation worsens, when fights and brawl take place between the passersby and vehicle drivers. Regular commuters on the stretch claim that evening hours remain the worst, as visitors to the shopping mall increase in number, doubling up the woes. One such daily commuter on the road, Gunjan Shrivastav said that the service road towards LIG square remains blocked due to illegal parking for almost round the clock. She said it may be easy for a two-wheeler to pass through the road, but tough for a four-wheeler to negotiate the stretch, especially during evening hours.

Another commuter Akshay Vyas, a property dealer said that during morning hours there is hardly any problem, but during evening hours not only the service road but also the cycle track is blocked because of illegally parked vehicles. He said that though the cycle tracks are not used very often, still it is tough for people to pass through the path due to irresponsible parking of vehicles. Police must take action against such violators more frequently, he opined.

A frequent visitor to the area, Ranjit Singh Thakur said that people do not have proper parking sense. He added that people should park their vehicles in a way that does not create problem for others and traffic police should also take regular wheel lock action and impose fines to stop the menace.

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