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Lack of parking spaces for commercial complexes in Vizag turning into a major issue

Adding further to the traffic woes in Vizag is the lack of sufficient parking spaces in the busier junctions of the city. Numerous commercial complexes in the city don’t facilitate the parking of their vehicles causing a major problem. As cars and two-wheelers jam into every possible inch of space on either side of the road, people often have to travel an extra mile or even more just to find a spot.  And while this can be irksome for the vehicle owner, it is worse for all those who are forced to either navigate amongst haphazardly parked vehicles or risk walking on the road itself.

“Be it Siripuram or Dabagardens, many commercial buildings and shopping malls don’t provide a viable option to park our vehicles. We are being forced to spend valuable time in finding a place for parking nearby,” shares Rajesh, a resident of Vizag.

Also, many residential complexes do not have a visitor’s car parking space and consequently visitors are forced to park outside on the road. With meagre spaces provided in buildings with restaurants and malls, the roads become chock-a-block with parked vehicles. “Recently, I visited a famous restaurant at Siripuram and was caught dumbfounded to learn that they didn’t possess a parking lot for the customers who visit them. To make the matters worse, the nearby lanes too didn’t allow people to park vehicles. It was only after I scanned the entire surroundings, for about 20 minutes, that I found a spot to park my car. The authorities should either penalise these commercial complexes for not having parking spaces or provide alternative options to ensure the public isn’t put to discomfort,” shares Lakshminarayana, another denizen of the city.

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