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Parking spills over to roads, triggers jams

The parking continues to be a major problem, as commercial complexes refuse to allow visitors to park their vehicles inside the premises. People are forced to park their cars outside the buildings, causing traffic jams on all main roads. HT reports.

india Updated: Dec 08, 2011 01:28 IST
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The parking continues to be a major problem, as commercial complexes refuse to allow visitors to park their vehicles inside the premises. People are forced to park their cars outside the buildings, causing traffic jams on all main roads.

“The situation has become worse. The developers are not allowing visitors to park their vehicles inside the premises, which remains vacant. They only allow staff of the offices in the building to park their vehicles in the basement,” said Ankur Sharma, a local commuter. “We don’t have option other than to park our vehicles along the roadside,” said Sharma.

Developers are allegedly not following the instructions issued by the city police in September this year. SS Deswal, former police commissioner, had asked developers to allow people to park their vehicles inside their hi-rise commercial and office buildings.

However, developers claim that they continue to allow visitors park their vehicles inside their premises. Officials of DLF and Unitech said they allowed visitors' vehicles to the capacity available inside the basements. Some visitors park their vehicles outside the buildings only if the basements run out of the capacity, they said.

Gurgaon is in the grab of parking mafia. Green belts along Gurgaon Expressway and MG Road have been taken over. However, the city police claim that this problem is being addressed by them.

“We have asked Huda and MCG officials to provide us details of such developers and builders, who are misusing land. They were given land for parking lots, but most of them are using it for commercial activities. We will take action as per the law,” said Bharti Arora, DCP (traffic).