Parking ban on WHC Road gives respite to traders

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 28 Aug 2017 09:31:56



Business Bureau,

giving a sigh of releif to traders based on the West High Court (WHC) Road, the city police have banned parking on a stretch between Law College Square and Shankar Nagar Square.

Traders in the locality have to bear the brunt of heavy flow of traffic on the stretch for quite long. The traders were complaining about sharp dip in the businesses because of the traffic congestion on the spot especially during peak hours when bumper- to-bumper traffic would restrict the flow of the customers.

Besides, haphazard parking of two-wheeler and cars on both the sides of the road was further aggravating the problem and adding to the wooes of the shopkeepers. The gravity of the hardship to the traders was so high that the they recently asked the city police to make the stretch free from parking.

Highlighting the grave issue, a delegation of Dharampeth Vyapari Sangh - a body of WHC Road shopkeepers recently took up the matter with R S Pardesi, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) and urged him not to allow parking on the stretch. “We wanted the police to impose complete ban on four wheeler parking on WHC Road between Law College Square and Shankar Nagar Square so that the traffic flow could be streamlined. And after the police imposed the ban, things are gradually improving,” Dinesh Chhabra, President of Dharampeth Vyapari Sangh said.

Earlier, the traders’ body said that there was no space for parking on the site. “When people park would their vehicles on the road, it used to be very difficult for the commuters. Traffic snarl was also a major cause of worry for all of us which as it was also negatively impacting our businesses,” he said adding that customers footfall sin the shops have been improving since the parking was banned.

After assuring the traders of immediate action, the traffic police put a complete ban of parking on the road. The members of Dharampeth Vyapari Sangh including Samar Das, Zubair Yarkhan, Vivek Ukhalkar, Dinesh Naidu, Sanjeev Singh and Deepak Sharma have hailed the move.