Gurgaon: Space constraints force Galleria Market visitors to park on main road
Situated in DLF Phase 4, parking in the open air market was always problematic and has become worse since the construction of houses began recently on two vacant plots in the vicinity of the market.gurgaon Updated: Jun 10, 2017 23:28 IST
In the absence of proper parking arrangements, visitors at Galleria market, the third most costly market in the country and the landmark that records the highest footfall in the city, are forced to park their vehicles on the main road, leading to traffic snarls and congestion.
Situated in DLF Phase 4, parking in the open air market was always problematic and has become worse since the construction of houses began recently on two vacant plots in the vicinity of the market. Visitors to the market used to park their vehicles on these plots previously, as the parking area at Galleria could only accommodate about 100 vehicles at a time.
Many who parked their vehicles at the market while visiting nearby landmarks such as the Cross Point Mall, The Shri Ram School, Aravallis, Condominiums of DLF Phase 4 and DLF City Club, now have to park their vehicles on the main road in the absence of available space.
“I pick up my daughter after her school, which is close to the Galleria Market. Earlier, I used to park my car on the vacant plot near Ridgewood Estate. However, as the plot is no longer available and, in the absence of any feasible alternative, I have park on the main road. I also have to rush back to the car with my daughter as I fear it might be towed away by the traffic police,” Sudha Kumar, a resident of DLF Phase 5, said.
Officials of Galleria Condominium Association (GCA) said they are in talks with DLF for acquiring more parking spaces and also recently cleared shrubs and construction waste on a vacant plot opposite the post office, as it could be developed into a parking space. It could accommodate more than 100 vehicles.
“Sensing the parking constraints, the GCA is in talks with DLF, which currently reserves the basement parking space for only store owners, to open vacant spots for the public and ease congestion around the market,” Neeraj Yadav, president, GCA, said.
DLF representatives chose not to comment on the issue.