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They don't want to spend Rs 50 on parking

Along with a horde of shopping options, the three malls on Press Enclave road have brought about traffic chaos. The three malls - MGF Metropolitan, Select Citywalk and DLF Place - have a combined space that can house around 3,500 cars. Yet parking cars on the Press Enclave road is a daily affair.

delhi Updated: Nov 28, 2012 01:23 IST

Saket mall stretch

Along with a horde of shopping options, the three malls on Press Enclave road have brought about traffic chaos. The three malls - MGF Metropolitan, Select Citywalk and DLF Place - have a combined space that can house around 3,500 cars. Yet parking cars on the Press Enclave road is a daily affair.

The worst sufferers are patients of the two nearby hospitals - GM Modi and Max Saket. "When ambulances do not use specialised tracks such as BRT, they often get delayed. There is no lane culture in Delhi," said Dr Tamorish Kole, head, emergency services, Max Healthcare. Residents say fining violators is the only solution. "People don't mind spending thousands on clothes in the mall, but don't want to spend R50 on parking," complained Ajay Mahanta, a resident of Sheikh Sarai Phase II.

Traffic police, meanwhile, said they take action against errant drivers. "We make sure no cars are parked on roads but people also have to understand their responsibilities," said a senior traffic police official.
Mallica Joshi