Roads for parking to be leased by NMC
Last month when NMC called tenders of parking slots on the civil hospital at Nashik to Taran Talav road, mayor Adv Yatin Wagh and deputy mayor Satish Kulkarni had opposed it. At that time, mayor had announced ban on starting parking stations on this road. However, despite the opposition by mayor and deputy mayor the civic body has reissued tenders for this road, showing dustbin to the directives of the first and the second citizens of Nashik.
Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) is leasing the roads for parking purpose to battle traffic mess caused by the citizens who tend to park their vehicles in haphazard manner. City has been witnessing unprecedented rise in number of vehicles, but there is no proportionate rise in city roads. Besides, there is scarcity of parking places. To find a solution to this problem NMC had earlier permitted the vehicle owners to park their vehicles beside the roads after paying certain charges Last month, NMC decided to start parking stations at 19 places for which it had called tenders too. However, the tender call received poor response due to which NMC again issued tenders. Accordingly, the vehicle owners will have to pay fees for parking their vehicles on the Shalimar to Ambedkar statue road, road in front of the city centre mall, civil hospital to Taran Talav road, government girl’s high school to CIDCO rickshaw stand road. At present, the parking slot situated in front of the city centre mall is proving to be inadequate, due to which the vehicle owners are compelled to park their vehicles on roads. Moreover, citizens park their vehicles beside the road leading towards collector office and session court. Now onwards, they will have to pay fees for parking their vehicles on these roads. On the road from Ambedkar statue to Shalimar. The traders and customers reaching these shops have to park their vehicles on the roads by paying charge. The roads are meant for facilitating traffic and for use of pedestrians, but as NMC has permitted parking on roads, there is possibility of constant traffic jams.