- Politics and Social Issues
Parking Democracy in Malleswaram.
Right to Park on Road day & night day after day.
Where to Park my Car haunts me as I drive my car here in Malleswaram.
Restaurants,Banks,Hospitals and Corporate Offices are allowed to do business but they have no place reserved for people to park their cars coming from long distances for their work and they park their cars on roads and go obstructing vehicular traffic with out care for others and law.The buildings that have come up recently also has no Parking place and it is no wonder who gets the benefit by such negligence in sanctioning the plans.Empty sites that were exclusively kept for parking cars have been converted into business centers,instead,pavements are being used by people who own 2 or 3 cars to park their vehicles in the absence of parking lots.As a result of this illegal conversion,visitors coming to hospitals,banks and other complexes park their vehicles creating a nuisance for the residents. The cries and petitions of Residents Association regarding infrastructural management is never heard and no is action over several years. We all know that the owners of these buildings have managed to get sanction and approval of their building plans through some officials for some consideration to build 2400 sft build as big as they want even if it's sanctioned by competent authorities they promise to build parking spaces and ignore their comments made while building.The question that arises in such a situation is where are the people who are supposed to check building violations.Are there Ward Engineers going round the residential areas to check.Do they have a Jeep that say's it is the Ward Engineer.
The net effect on account of the above mentioned facts are,the car owners park their cars and go,by the side of these cars motorbikes are parked next to that there would be a pit dug up by electrical dept or telephone dept further another nuisance of a hawker,next it it a garbage dump which makes pedestrians walk a nightmare trying to walk avoiding traffic which grace your body with a jet of air by the speeding vehicles.Where are the traffic police is it not their job of maintaining free flow of traffic without motorbike riders going zig zag all along the road as if they are having a joy ride.If you see a signboard ' NO PARKING ' you will see right under the board a car parked and few yards away a police controlling the traffic near 15th cross junction at a store 'GIRIYAS' on Margosa Road.When I asked the security person belonging to the huge store 'GIRIYAS' as to why he is allowing the car to be parked when there is a sign board he said he was helpless as such people wont bother to even look at him.