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.