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No parking space at Metro stations causing chaos

Lack of parking space at Metro stations lead to frequent traffic jams on the city roads.

india Updated: Jun 20, 2011 00:46 IST
Sunil Thapliyal
Sunil Thapliyal
Hindustan Times

Lack of parking space at Metro stations lead to frequent traffic jams on the city roads.

The administration has asked for additional parking space at all five Metro stations to prevent motorists from parking their vehicles on the road.

According to Gurgaon police commissioner SS Deswal, roads are occupied by private vehicles as well as taxis and auto-rickshaws; there is no dedicated stands for them at any of the Metro stations.

“A major portion of the 29,000-square metre parking space at Huda City Centre Metro station is unused due to ongoing construction activities for a shopping mall,” Deswal said.

A parking lot of 21,000 sq m etre at the basement is yet to be opened for passengers as it is meant for the visitors of the upcoming six-storey shopping mall which is expected to be ready in the next one month.

“The construction work at Huda Metro station parking should be completed at the earliest. At the MG Road Metro station, only 1,522 sqm of area has been provided for parking, which is less as nearly 22,000 people use this station daily,” police commissioner Deswal said.

Similarly, Sikandarpur Metro station, which gets a footfall of thousands of passengers daily, has a parking space of 2,364 sqm.

“We have discussed with the authority concerned for making arrangements for additional parking space. If the parking problem is sorted out, there will be less traffic snarl in the city,” the police commissioner added.

First Published: Jun 20, 2011 00:45 IST