Living in the vicinity of a Metro station may not be a boon, after all.
Residential localities near Metro stations have become parking lots for Metro commuters. In the absence of dedicated parking space at all but a handful of stations, haphazardly parked vehicles block roads and entrances to homes and commercial establishments.
The problem is so enormous that it has found a mention in the 570-page report prepared by the city traffic police. The report was a compilation of impediments to traffic, collated from all traffic police stations in the city.
The report highlights parking problems at seven Metro stations in particular — Hosahalli, Vijayanagar, Attiguppe, National College, City Market, Ulsoor and Indiranagar. It also calls for parking management by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation. Although similar issues exist at many other stations, the report does not mention it.
Stations at Mysuru Road, Baiyappanahalli, Nagasandra and Yelachenahalli have pay-and-park facilities, but many motorists avoid parking at these stations. Read More
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