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Three prime spaces near Cubbon Park likely to bear the brunt of the problem
Three prime spaces in the heart of the city may have to bear the brunt of the impasse over Parking space in Cubbon Park: Bannappa Park, Young Men’s Christian Association and the Sree Kanteerava Stadium.
With the deadlock over the ideal space to allow parking of vehicles continuing and with the various departments involved passing the buck, the Department of Horticulture, at a meeting recently, is said to have suggested the three alternatives.
Advocates were up in arms over the lack of space to park their vehicles after their designated space on the magistrate court premises became out of bounds owing to civil works. “We have written to the traffic police and the Public Works Department to facilitate parking elsewhere,” said a Horticulture Department official, and added that close to 2,000 two-wheelers and nearly a 100 cars are parked within Cubbon Park on any given day.
M.A. Saleem, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic), said they had in turn written to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to create alternative infrastructure to resolve the issue.
The BBMP, however, is not very enthused by the idea of having vehicles occupying a space like Bannappa Park. BBMP Commissioner G. Kumar Naik said the issue over parking was a temporary one, for which they would not like to “disturb” the other places too much.
“The primary requirement is of finding Parking Space for the advocates. However, for a long-term solution to the parking problems in that area, we will be requesting additional funds to create infrastructure. As of now, the multilevel parking being constructed at Freedom Park is the only one being undertaken to cater to the additional requirement,” he said.
From: The Hindu
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