Buses, cars, autorickshaws and mini cabs – all try and enter simultaneously inside a narrow lane at New Rajinder Nagar R block an area already crowded with vehicles belonging to residents.
This is a regular affair here during morning and afternoon hours, where two schools Manav Sthali and JD Tytler School – are located.
With four schools located in this colony, parking has become a big problem for residents of this colony.
Many residents claim their vehicles have been damaged by the traffic congestion outside these schools. Residents claim they complained to civic agencies umpteen number of times but in vain.
“Every morning, we are forced to remove our parked vehicles from the street lest they be damaged by horde of private vehicles that enter the narrow lane. My house is very close to Manav Sthali and JD Tytler and finding a place to park our vehicle during morning and afternoon hours is a huge battle,” said resident Saroj Uppal.
Uppal, along with RWA members, had taken up the parking issue with the police but the situation still remains grim.
There are four schools in the area –– Manav Sthali, JD Tytler, Baba Adarsh Vidyalaya and DI Khan School. During the morning and afternoon hours, the schools further divide the narrow lane leading to the schools by tying a rope that reduces parking space –– the rest to be used solely by students.
“A number of vehicles of the residents have been damaged during school hours, by private vehicles that come to pick up the students. Rather than parking their vehicles outside, they use our parking space while waiting for their kids. They have also converted the road into a one-way, causing further inconvenience for residents,” said Vicky Tandon, an RWA member.
To combat the situation, school authorities had converted the roads leading to the schools into a one-way.
“Few accidents had taken place near Manav Sthali School sometime back and it was decided to convert the road into a one way”, said Santosh, a traffic warden.