VTA appreciates four zone parking arrangement at airport

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 May 2017 09:31:25


Business Bureau,

RECENTLY new parking arrangements were implemented at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Inter-national Airport by MIHAN India Limited (MIL). This was done taking into consideration increase in passenger traffic as most of the time porch area in front of terminal building used to get congested due to large number of vehicles using the area. MIL rightly segregated the traffic in four different zones.


Appreciating the move a delegation of Vidarbha Taxpayers Association (VTA) led by its President J P Sharma met and congratulated V S Mulekar, Senior Airport Director and also submitted a memorandum with suggestions to make the new system more users friendly.


During the meeting prominently present were Tejinder Singh Renu, Secretary of VTA and Advisory Committee Member of MADC, Executive Body Members of VTA Amarjeet Singh Chawla and Saqib Parekh, Abid Ruhi, General Manager, Suraj Shinde, Sr Manager (AP & C), Yeshwant Saratkar, Manager (Security).


Sharma appreciated the new four zone parking arrangements which was good however due to lack of proper knowledge the people were facing inconvenience.
Sharma also requested that Nagpur had many passengers for Chennai and Jaipur, so efforts for flight to these sectors should be introduced.


Renu requested that the emergency lane being nearest to airport building was absolutely perfect. “However, we have observed many VIPs using this lane which should be strictly banned for any passenger use as now, we have enough free drop area where VIP cars can wait for their esteem guests. The area should only be used by security, ambulance, fire brigade and likewise,” he said.


“General pick-up and drop area is presently the most controversial area as the time of 5 minutes is too less. Many times passengers have to experienced huge rush at exit as we have only one RFID card and fee collection kiosk wherein most cars takes time and the cars in queue are unnecessarily taxed for no mistake of theirs,” Renu said.


Renu also requested that general parking area has VIP lane nearer to the building to which VTA has also objected earlier and this should be removed as now Prime Minister and Govt of India was declaring every person is important (EPI). “It’s high time MIL also support the call and implement accordingly,” he added.


Mulekar highly appreciated VTA’s efforts of bringing these issues before them in public interest. VTA also requested people to use parking area responsibly, with request to all VIPs of the city not park vehicles in emergency lane. Moreover, people should not park their vehicles on Wardha Road and airport road corner to avoid parking charge of Rs 40. Likewise, people should wisely choose parking lane as per usage and avoid unnecessary confrontation with parking staff.