Haphazard parking chokes Mohali roads
Mohali: One of the most common problems being faced by almost everyone is a saturation of parking spaces. Vehicles continue to outnumber existing parking spaces, thus clogging roads. Incidences of violence over occupancy, deformed cars due to a space crunch, and overcharging for parking are some problems that result.
Residents added, vehicle parking is a major problem in Mohali, following the rapid increase of car ownership, city like Mohali is suffering from lack of car parking areas with imbalance between parking supply and demand which can be considered the initial reason for parking problems. This imbalance is partially due to ineffective land use planning and miscalculations of space requirements during first stages of planning. Shortage of parking space, high parking tariffs, and traffic congestion due to visitors in search for a parking place are only a few examples of everyday parking problems.
Residents added vehicles can be seen parked on the internal roads becoming a common cause of traffic jams and arguments.
Residents in Phase 2 complained about chaos caused due to haphazard parking near Gian Jyoti School Phase 2 irks residents of the neighbourhood and added vehicles are parked haphazardly not only near the school but in markets parking as well as residential areas nearby also witness a huge rush due to which entering to the houses become a Hercules task. Another resident alleged, “ Instead of challaning the violators for wrong parking, our topmost priority is to make sure that the traffic flows in a smooth manner.
Visit any part of the city and one would find vehicles parked anywhere along the road sides, whom shall we blame.
When the first house of Municipal Corporation came up in 2015, shrinking parking space was a prominent issue. The authorities tried to reach a solution, but the issue remains. Who cares???