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Banquets, showrooms with no parking could face the music

Due to parking issues, visitors park their vehicles on road, causing traffic obstruction

Banquets, showrooms with no parking could face the music

New Delhi: Showrooms and banquet halls with no parking spaces can face action from authorities as they are causing traffic snarls in the national Capital.

It was found that visitors or guests park their vehicles on the main road, causing traffic obstruction.

Police sources told Millennium Post that a letter was written to the civic body and Delhi Traffic Police regarding showrooms, banquet halls on Satguru Ram Singh Marg from Mayapuri to Lajwanti chowk. "Satguru Ram Singh Marg is "B" category corridor identified by the Task Force constituted by LG Delhi for de-congestion," said sources.

During the survey, conducted by field functionaries of Delhi Traffic Police, it has been noticed that there are number of automobile showrooms and banquet halls on road from Mayapuri to Lajwani.

"Nine automobile showrooms and seven banquet halls found during the survey," said sources.

In the letter written to the civic body, DTP claimed that many of the showrooms/banquets halls have no parking space, as a result, the visitors/guests park their vehicles on the main road causing major obstruction in free flow traffic at the stretch.

"Therefore, it is requested that action for the closure of showrooms, banquet halls not having ample space of parking may be taken," Delhi Police asked civic body. Sources claimed that the civic body will seek details from concerned showrooms, banquet halls regarding the issue.

In 2017, LG Anil Baijal chairs a meeting to review progress on traffic decongestion of five pilot corridors. Six new corridors namely Mehrauli-Badarpur Road, New Rohtak Road, Patel Road, Outer Ring Road, Shahid Jagat Narayan Marg and Vikas Marg identified by the task force for decongestion of Traffic.

The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary, Delhi, Pr Commissioner (DDA), Chairman, New Delhi Municipal Council, Commissioner (SDMC), Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Special Secretary (UD), GNCTD and officers concerned. Lt Governor had asked Delhi Traffic Police to identify the choke points/congestions points at these corridors and share these with the agencies concerned for necessary action.

The LG reviewed traffic congestion on approach roads of New Delhi Railway Station and Old Delhi Railway Station and directed Delhi Traffic Police and UTTIPEC to conduct a survey/study on these stretches and find out a solution to make approach roads free for smooth traffic.

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