Chandigarh: With a view to decongest the roads and parking’s during the festival season, Municipal Corporation had decided to declare the parking lots in various markets as vehicle free zones. Instead MC will allow vehicle parking in nearby schools and other open spaces.
MC on Wednesday started the process of installation of the direction boards outside schools near various markets of the city. Markets like Sector 15, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 34, 35 and 40 are being tried for vehicle free zones.
MC will also ensure the encroachment free corridors enabling the public to move freely during the festival season said MC Joint Commissioner Manoj Khatri.
The most vulnerable are the parking lots of the Sector 15, 18, 19 and 22 markets where traffic jams and road blocks are common sight during the Diwali festival days.
Khatri said, “We have decided to declare the vulnerable parking lots in markets as vehicle free zone. We have tied up with UT traffic police to carry out the regulated traffic flow. Instead MC will provide space to park vehicles in nearby schools, parks and other open spaces just along the markets. The idea is to decongest the parking lots giving free passage to the general public visiting the markets. We will also ensure that people get free excess in corridors by removing all such encroachments ahead of Diwali.”
The roads leading to Sector 15, 18, 19 and 22 markets get chocked with traffic ahead of Diwali every year and the parking lots outside these markets also are choc a block. To reduce the vehicular traffic congestion, MC will coordinate with UT traffic police to manage the traffic inflow during the Dewali festival days, said Khatri.
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