Concerned that there could be parking chaos in the markets this festive season, the traders are planning to arrange valet parking or e-rickshaws for shoppers. They have even decided to discuss the matter with the UT Administration so that those who park their vehicles at nearby schools will not have to walk a lot. Last year, not even a single visitor parked their vehicle in the nearby government schools as was directed by the administration leading to traffic chaos on the roads. So this time round the traders have come up with this solution to facilitate the people.
“ We have thought of having e-rickshaws and valet parking this time. In the system of valet parking, people can come to the destination and the guards or volunteers can take their vehicle to the nearest school earmarked by the administration. Or in another case, people can park at the school and e-rickshaws deployed there can drop them in front of the desired shop,” said Anil Vohra, president of the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal.
The Mayor and Commissioner has already made it clear to the traders that stalls would not be allowed in the parking at any cost. Since the traders extend their stalls to the parking lots, commuters face a lot of inconvenience and they force to park on the main roads leading to chaos. Vohra said that they would be discussing it with the administration. “ We are fixing up a meeting with the officials of the administration so that atleast e-rickshaws may be made available by them for the visitors. Because otherwise people find it difficult to park in the schools which are quite far off,” added Vohra.