Mandatory for marriage venue owners to reserve 40 per cent space for parking

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Mar 2017 12:02:44

Staff Reporter,

Reportedly, the gathering of people at various Barat Ghars, marriage gardens, hotels providing space to organise marriage function lead to frequent instances of traffic jam. The chaotic parking of vehicle on the location has, on many occasions, proved fatal for many people.
The large gathering of people on the occasion of marriage and other functions at places like hotels and the like places has made the district administration to take gravity of commotion. A meeting of operators and owners running Barat Ghars, marriage gardens and hotels was called at Police Control Room. The meeting was organised at Police Control Room by ASP Traffic Sandeep Mishra. The meeting was addressed by Collector Mahesh Chandra Choudhary and SP Jabalpur Dr M S Sikarwar. The meeting was attended by owners and representatives of hotels and other places. Addressing the representatives, SP Jabalpur Dr MS Sikarwar said, it is mandatory on the part of venue owner to ensure that 40 percent of space is reserved for parking purpose as the abrupt parking by people, who reach at marriage venue, accounts for traffic interruption. The owner must ensure that no form of indiscriminate parking is made by visitors with warning that any vehicle parked abruptly would be picked up by crane by police team. He instructed ASP Traffic to ensure inspection of all such places vulnerable for abrupt parking in course of marriage functions and to register case under Section 188 of IPC against the venue owner at concerned police station. District Magistrate Mahesh Chandra Choudhary, speaking on the occasion, said the venue owners who allow to hold functions do it with their business interest. Therefore, it is their prime responsibility to ensure adequate management of affair that should not prove troublesome to common people. Use of sound system in the venue must be stopped by 10.00 pm. Besides, the sound system must adhere to prescribed decibel limitation fixed by administration. Any defiance of judicial order would be dealt seriously and would make the owner liable for punishment.

He said, use of bamboo and other goods at the location is wrong and is vulnerable to mishaps and leads to eventuality. Venue operators must ensure to remove all such goods within three days after the culmination of function.

Later, in the meeting, the venue operators filled up affidavit in accordance with directive issued by High Court. The meeting was attended by SDM Chote Singh, ASP Traffic Sandeep Mishra, ASP GP Parashar, SDP Traffic Manoj Khatri, DSP Sudesh Singh and Hemant Berhaiya SHO Traffic, owners and representatives of running Barat Ghars, marriage gardens and hotels.