MC to demarcate parking lots with reflective paint

The Municipal Corporation is all set to demarcate slots in parking lots with the use of thermoplastic paint in both paid and free parking lots.

Written by Khushboo Sandhu | Chandigarh | Published:January 30, 2011 2:46 am

Both paid and free parking lots to get facility; Rs 64 lakh project to cover sectors 16-22,33; V-4 road segregation lines to be marked with thermoplastic paint

The Municipal Corporation (MC) is all set to demarcate slots in parking lots with the use of thermoplastic paint in both paid and free parking lots. The aim is to ensure that the problem of chaos in parking lots is decreased.

The demarcation of slots with the use of this reflective paint,which would shine in the dark,would be taken up in Sectors 16,17,18,19,20,21,22 and 33. This would include both paid and free parking lots.

Apart from the parking lots,the segregation lines on V-4 roads in these sectors too would be marked with thermoplastic paint. Around Rs 64 lakh has been approved for the work.

While marking of paid parking lots was being done earlier,this would be the first time that reflective paint would be used in both paid and free parking lots. Slots for two-wheelers and four-wheelers would be clearly demarcated.

Councillor Pardeep Chhabra,whose ward is among the first where work will be started,said,“While the Municipal Corporation had been demarcating slots in paid parking lots,it has been a long-pending demand of the shopkeepers that demarcation of lots be done in all the free parking lots also. This would help prevent chaotic parking. At present shopkeepers find it difficult to ask people to park their vehicles systematically.”

With the number of vehicles in the city being quite high,it is common to see haphazardly parked vehicles in markets. This creates roadblocks in traffic movement even within the parking lots.

“Once the slots are demarcated,the paint would last for two years which is more than the life span of the paint that is normally used,” said Superintending Engineer (B&R) Mukesh Anand. “It would streamline the parking of vehicles in the markets. Gradually this would be done in the parking lots in other sectors as well,” he added.

Councillor Rajesh Gupta,however,pointed out that the cost of the paint being used is quite high. “I was not in the House when the agenda was passed. While demarcation is being done in parking lots in sectors in my ward too,the cost of Rs 64 lakh seems on the higher side. Though demarcation would prove useful in managing the parking lots,the expenditure needs to be looked into,” he said.

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