Indore : Lack of management by traffic police officials and the scarcity of parking lot at the busiest Prem Trade Centre on Maharani Road create trouble for the commuters as well as for the traders. The road gets narrowed due to illegally parked vehicles by the drivers visiting shops in the vicinity usually ending up in a traffic jam which create a nightmare like situation for the commuters as well.
Many school buses during the afternoon hours and loading vehicles pass through this road continuously increasing the pressure of traffic in this area. Loading vehicles and auto-rickshaw drivers influence the traffic most in this area. Traffic police are also not seen taking any action against the violators.
Prem Trade Centre has a mixed variety of shops providing electronics, furniture’s, cycles, car decors and other shops which leads to several customers visiting the complex who are seen parking their vehicles illegally along roadside which further obstructs the traffic. The building premises provide a parking facility but the visitors fearlessly prefer footpaths and roadside for parking. Locals said the laid back attitude of traffic police actually encourages the violators to park their vehicles at places of their choice, cause obstruction in traffic movement. They alleged that people visiting the nearby MTH Compound and shops especially park their vehicles haphazardly on unauthorised places, which further worsens the traffic scenario on the stretch, connecting MG Road and Siyaganj.
Ayush Jain, a trader said that at least once in a week he visits the shops on Maharani Road. The loading vehicle drivers park their vehicles along the road fearlessly obstructing the traffic. School buses also pass through this road and so traffic police should take necessary actions for avoiding any accident.
The road is attached to Siyaganj market because of which many traders are visiting the area making it a busy road always. A commuter Ramesh Mishra said that he visits the area frequently for purchasing goods and has observed that several times drivers are suffering inconvenience due to the illegally parked vehicles along the roadside. He added that sometimes the congestion also leads to accidents.
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