Kundapur: Shops in plenty, but no parking space for customers


Daijiworld Media Network - Kundapur (SP)

Kundapur, Apr 16: Most of the problems stem out of either lack of foresight or absence of vision. For example, this town has a large number of shops and stalls but customers or other visitors to these establishments have no space to park their vehicles. This in itself has blown into a huge problem.

Within the limits of this municipality, a large number of shops, stalls and government offices are located. But in most of these buildings, there is no space to park the vehicles. The municipality issues licences to run shops and commercial establishments but it does not ensure whether they have enough parking space. If someone parks their vehicles, they have to pay fine.


Kundapur town (file photo)

The problem would have not become so grave, if the authorities had confirmed about the availability of parking space when issuing licences. Only some recently constructed commercial buildings have provided parking space.

Some shops display the board announcing that the parking space is reserved for their own customers. But in most cases, the space they show does not belong to them. It is roadside and hence belongs to the municipality. Only the boards belong to the shops. Those who question the rule get threatened. Neither the municipality nor the police have given any attention to this grave issue.

The traffic police impose fine on anyone who parks his or her vehicle by the roadside. They lock the wheels. Buy there is no clarification on how can the fine be imposed without issuing proper notification about no parking system. The people also question the propriety of the concerned in barring parking of vehicles without making suitable alternative parking arrangements. The local administration is actually bound to provide parking space for those who visit business establishments, as the owner plays tax to the municipality.

 

 

 

 

  

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  • William Mathias, Pangla/Bangalore

    Sat, Apr 17 2021

    Parking is Universal problems guys, it can not be solved in our life time.

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  • Mangalorean, Mangalore

    Sat, Apr 17 2021

    In Mangalore too the situation is no better! It’s the same story everywhere. Even where the parking is available, it’s extremely unscientific, one foot higher than the road level. The city planners have absolutely no common sense. Do they expect everyone to have a huge four wheel drive vehicle to climb over to such heights???

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  • Lenson, Udupi/Kenya

    Sat, Apr 17 2021

    Halady Srinivas Shetty is MLA from the last 20 years. He and those who voted for him can answer for this situation.

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  • T.Lobo, Bejai

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    When heart is only tempted to dance to the demon of warth, what good will come.

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  • Gurka, mangaluru

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    This is not KUNDAPURA story this every where if you go thru the ancient towns even in Mangalore city car street where is the parking ?? all building constructed on roads without thinking of vehicular movement !! now they are facing the music !! people prefer to go for BIG MALLS rather going and suffering in the petty shops !!

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  • Roger, Palimar

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    Ancient??? Check the modern cities.... Indians only think about what's needed today.... nothing is constructed or built future friendly...

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    In India lack of business or marketing knowledge make such problems.Whereas the licence should be given to people who have parking place for their customers according to their market big or small have to atleast two only for customers.otherwise no licence.Why does the Kundapur build a parking area ,garage fecility to everyone.Park and pay ,do your business and go when you want.community and customers profit from it No headache ,or fine.One has to only management knowledge.Mangalore is a worst place for shopping and parking mismanagement.All these buses,rickshas ,bikes ,no place for others to walk.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    In India lack of business or marketing knowledge make such problems.Whereas the licence should be given to people who have parking place for their customers according to their market big or small have to atleast two only for customers.otherwise no licence.Why does the Kundapur build a parking area ,garage fecility to everyone.Park and pay ,do your business and go when you want.community and customers profit from it No headache ,or fine.One has to only management knowledge.Mangalore is a worst place for shopping and parking mismanagement.All these buses,rickshas ,bikes ,no place for others to walk.

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  • Sangram sangam, Kundapur

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    Corrupt system is main cause for the problem In kundapur from old bust stand to new bus stand area having parking problem because of old building very near to Road Still some new building construction is going on but they not maintaining parking space its really a big problem in future Giving a huge bribe to concern Department and constricting building

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    Karkala town car street and Mangalore roads are best places for parking....plenty of place for parking.....!!!!

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  • K Ganesh M Kamath, Udupi

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    There are NO PARKING boards at Kundapura and UDUPI but we could hardly find PARKING boards anywhere All most all parking areas are converted and sold by building owners Rest of the places are occupied by AUTO RICKSHAW

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    If road side contains no parking sign boards of RTO or sarige ilake then they can impose fine for vehicles. That is general understanding. No special notifications required. RTO and police work together to place these road side sign boards and media should watch them for changes...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    Thanks to Digital India, everything is Online ...

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  • Surya, Kundapur

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    Compare to other taluk head quarters in Coastal, Kundapur is better

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  • Gabriel Lewis, Brahmavar

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    From Brahmavar to Byndoor, nothing has developed. 🙆‍♂️😥🤭😥 All are Old fashioned commercial buildings & houses which may fall in 4-5 years.

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