The UT Traffic Police has come up with a novel way to reduce the parking problem which is witnessed in markets,particularly the ones along the Madhya Marg.
Starting with the Sector 7 market,UT Traffic Police is going to start a drive where traders will be asked to park their vehicles on the space available at the back of the markets. Failure to adhere to the guidelines will result in them being penalised.
On Monday,a team of traffic personnel under the supervision of an Inspector visited the Sector 7 market and collected the list of all the persons who bring their vehicles to work. The persons were advised to park their car behind their shops from Wednesday onwards.
Speaking to Chandigarh Newsline,Deputy Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Vijay Kumar said,The drive aims at reducing congestion at the busy markets of the city. Most of the markets in the city are well-developed and are frequented by people throughout the day. As a large number of traders park their vehicles in the parking in front of their showrooms,a limited space is left for customers. In order to accommodate their vehicles,people park their cars in a haphazard way leading to traffic problems.
He added that at first they would be requesting the traders of markets adjoining the Madhya Marg to park their vehicles at the back of their shops. The new drive would start from Wednesday.
We will first educate the people about our plan,but violators will be penalised as the drive progresses, added the DSP.