POLITICIANS AND businessmen have been unfolding grand plans for Indore as the ‘next most happening place’ but the City is cracking under unruly traffic system. Apart from the lackadaisical approach of the authorities, lack of community consciousness among businessmen has aggravated the problem.
Commercial complexes using parking space to construct shops are an indicator of this. The use of marginal open space (MOS) at Rajani Bhavan for parking is its prime example. Treasure Island, touted as most state-of-the-art multiplex in Madhya Pradesh, has developed an unhygienic parking place that stinks. Visitors prefer not to take their vehicles to the third floor underground parking, which is dark and surrounded by overflowing sewers.
Jawahar Marg and Jail Road are a driver’s curse with parked vehicles on roads leaving little space for traffic. While there is no dearth of suggestions to ameliorate the situation, willingness to cooperate with the enforcement authorities is missing.
For over a decade, experts have been mulling over a proper traffic management plan but have no clues yet on how and where to divert the traffic to ease its flow.