November 16, 2012

Parking vows of Chennaites

Chennai is facing one of the worst vehicle  parking space problem for years now. The number of vehicles on the road have increased multi-fold. So also the middle income level people owning a vehicle of their choice. Our planners never take any such issues beyond there  door step.

The growth  and development has been so haphazard that there is no standards followed in what is perceived as standard. The national  highways itself are examples of bad planning and execution.  In this situation  the talk of parking spaces  will not be of much use.

For long two decades plans for multi-storey parking facility in areas like Flower Bazaar ,T Nagar etc are being talked about by authorities concerned. There are private companies  waiting in wings to make a start. But no one is sure of the nature of parking facility proposed. In Flower Bazaar area of Broadway the facility will cater to only those two wheeler  going to shops there. This is too little and too late. Even after providing a multilevel parking site, will the users prefer or  willing to ride up and down a few floors to park vehicles ? There is no other option it seems.

The images here are of  the Multi Level Parking spaces of Singapore.

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