Parking woes at Gurgaon metro stations
With the Metro link from Gurgaon to Jehangirpuri not even a week old, the lack of parking space at Metro stations has already begun putting a spanner in the works. HT reports.Updated: Sep 06, 2010 02:19 IST
With the Metro link from Gurgaon to Jehangirpuri not even a week old, the lack of parking space at Metro stations has already begun putting a spanner in the works.
Sunday saw huge rush at the five Metro stations in Gurgaon, with residents jostling with each other to hitch a ride on the newly started Metro service.
According to sources, while a few minor tiffs were reported among passengers, no police case has been filed.
The problem is lack of parking space in a city where there is a four-wheeler in every second home.
"Ever since the Metro line to Jehangirpuri started, the parking lots are full. When we ask commuters to go to other Metro stations, to park their vehicles, they start arguing, which is what happened on Sunday too," said Arun Chauhan, parking contractor, HUDA City Centre Metro station.
The five Metro stations in Gurgaon together offer a parking space of 19, 475 sq mt, which is sufficient for just 2,300 two wheelers and 620 four wheelers.
"On Friday, more than 350 cars were parked, but now we are turning them back as the space is full," said another parking attendant at the HUDA City Centre station.
At Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road station, situations is similar which has parking space for just 25 cars.