The Noida authority is considering action against city based factory owners who park their vehicles outside their campus violating the provision of parking lots within such units.
Before initiating action, the authority plans to conduct a survey to find out the number of industrial units that have parking provision within their campus. The authority said that more than 50 per cent industrial units have parking provision as part of their layout plan. It said that in Phase II and III it is mandatory for industrials units to make parking provisions in their layout.
A senior official told Hindustan Times that medium and big industries are located in Phase II (Sectors 80, 81, 83, 85 and 88) and Phase III (Sectors 57-59 and 63-68) where parking provisions are being violated.
The parking mess in Noida has surfaced as a big cause of concern in every meeting of the top UP officials. At a recent a meeting, headed by the Noida authority chairman Sanjay Agrawal, the authority had flagged the role of industrial units in increasing parking problems.
“At that meeting the planning department of the Noida authority was asked to conduct a survey of industrial units to check parking provisions. It was brought to the notice of the chairman that many industrial owners have used parking space for some other purpose. The chairman ordered collection of data of such violators and initiate action later,” said Saumya Srivastava, deputy chief executive officer (DCEO) Noida authority.
Former chief secretary of UP government had criticized the parking mess in the city during his recent visit and asked the local traffic police to improve the situation.
Responding to this, Vipin Malhan, president of Noida Entrepreneurs Association (NEA) said, “We are ready to cooperate with the authority for a noble cause. We suggested the administration should make Udyog and Harola Marg into one-way . We want the city traffic to be smooth and if our members are violating norms it should come to the fore. At the same time, we will say that the Allahabad High Court gave strict directions to remove encroachments from service lanes and main carriageway but the administration has failed to act.”