Despite proper parking facility at city hospitals and nursing homes, people usually park their vehicles haphazardly outside the buildings or on roads, which has become a big headache for patients as well as commuters.
On one hand, where area residents are troubled daily due to traffic congestion, on the other side, ambulances too face problems while passing through the haphazardly-parked vehicles.
Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) has a number of parking lots on its premises, but still visitors park vehicles outside the hospital causing inconvenience to thousands of other visitors, who come here for treatment every day.
DMCH medical superintendent Dr Sandeep Puri said, "We have asked the municipal corporation and administration many times to find a solution to the problem, but nothing has been done.
We have asked our security guards not to let people park vehicles illegally, but many of times the voice goes unheard. To resolve the issue, road outside main entrance of DMCH should be made one way as that could be the only solution to end this."
Ashwin Kumar, a resident of Tagore Nagar near DMCH, said: "The traffic police should ensure smooth flow of traffic on the road so that patients and residents do not have to suffer."
Similar is the plight of Guru Teg Bhadur (GTB) Charitable Hospital. People, who visit Model town market, use to park vehicle outside the hospital, thus creating inconvenience to the general public and hospital as well.
GTB Hospital medical superintendent Dr RS Sodhi said, "When we tried to seek help from police and MC, they asked us to handle the situation. But people don't listen to our guards. There are two major schools near hospital, and when the school gets over in afternoon, many times ambulance gets stuck in traffic."
In Model Town area, many nursing homes and hospitals are located on the main road, and people usually park vehicles outside the hospital for their convenience and subject others to harassment.
Similarly, the authorities at Deep Hospital claim that they have a big parking area, but still people park their vehicles on road, which leads to congestion.
The same problem prevails at Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), as the vehicles parked outside the nearby chemist shops create problem.
There is a single road outside hospital, thus during peak hours, these wrongly-parked vehicles lead to traffic snarls.