Indore: Vehicles parked daily in a makeshift parking lot along the roadside near ongoing road construction site leading to Kanchan Bagh Main Road have been causing a great inconvenience to commuters plying through the area.
The stretch from Ghanta Ghar Square to Geeta Bhavan is already a heavy traffic zone due to presence of large number of shops in the Trade Centre building and other prime business establishments situated in the area. Adding woes to it, the road is further narrowed down by these haphazardly parked vehicles of the visitors to the shops.
Parking has always been one of the biggest problems in the city. The crowded area of South Tukoganj also faces the similar fate every day. Drivers park their vehicles illegally on footpath occupying quite a good portion of the road, let alone blocking the entire footpath. Such insensitive parking hinders not only the free movement of pedestrians but also the traffic flow on the full-fledged road.
In absence of proper law enforcement mechanism as well as parking facilities for common people, the violation has reached to such an extent that people have even started parking their vehicles along the road side for construction works under road widening project is underway on the stretch.
The authorities concerned have dug pits with large heaps of mud obstructing the traffic flow in the area. Adding to this already existing chaos, some irresponsible visitors park their vehicles illegally along the roadside narrowing the space further.
Traffic police though claimed to have received a lot of complaints regarding the illegal parking and also taken regular action against the violators, the menace remains to be a thorn in the flesh, for it has been creating a lot of trouble for thousands of two-wheelers as well as light and medium vehicles that ply on the busy road round the clock.
Worst hit are the local residents and businessmen. They said that apart from the main road people also park their vehicles on adjacent colony roads. Some drivers even park their vehicles in front of houses causing a lot of inconvenience at times.