Noida sector 18 shop owners urge traffic police to fix parking mess

  • Dhananjay Jha, Hindustan Times, Noida
  • Updated: Jun 01, 2016 12:47 IST
Shop owners alleged that parking contractors use roads and other public utility space for parking and this discourages their shoppers. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

Shop owners in the Sector 18 market have appealed to the traffic police to place ropes or barricade on the roads to separate parking zones from public utility space.

The shop owners alleged that parking contractors use roads and other public utility space for parking. They alleged that parking attendants do not listen to their appeals of keeping public space free for people to walk. The shop owners said haphazard parking affects their business. Vehicles parked haphazardly in front of shops keep shoppers away, they said.

The traders’ association held a meeting on Sunday and decided to meet superintendent of police (SP) (traffic) Sanjay Singh on the issue.

“Since the SP (traffic) was not available, we met traffic inspector Dharmendra Singh Yadav at his office on Tuesday. Though he assured us of all possible help, he said it is the work of the Noida authority to put up barriers to demarcate the parking space. He said this will make it easier for the traffic police to issue challans to the violators,” said SK Jain, president of the Sector 18 market association.

Dharmendra Singh Yadav said, “We have also requested the authority to put up parking signboards with details. The authority says it plans to hand over parking management in the entire city to a Delhi-based company. This, they think, will end the parking mess.”

According to the association, the Noida authority has allowed parking on one side of the road inside the market, but contractors use both sides as well as every vacant space.

“We will soon meet Noida authority chairman Rama Raman,” said RS Vohra, a shop owner.

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