Haphazardly parked auto-rickshaws and commuters' travails

Auto-rickshaw drivers leave no space for daily commuters

vishwas

Vishwas Dass | December 27, 2016


#Parking   #Traffic   #Auto Rickshaw   #Noida   #Delhi Metro   #Delhi  
Service lane outside Noida City Centre metro station
Service lane outside Noida City Centre metro station

Nitin Kumar, an IT professional, usually leaves for office with a broad smile on his face but as soon as he reaches Noida City Centre metro station to catch a Gurgaon-bound metro, he starts losing his cool because of haphazardly parked auto-rickshaws on the service lane.

The ‘squeezed’ service lane, flooded with disorderly parked auto-rickshaws, leaves no other option to vehicle owners but to search for other available parking lots. Those possessing monthly pass of the parking have a lot to say about lack of space that often forces them to park their cars somewhere else, often compromising with security.

Such commuters, after being asked about the situation, bluntly attribute nexus between Noida Police and auto-rickshaws operators as a reason behind massive traffic jams on the service lane at the gate number three of Noida City Centre.

“None of the auto-rickshaw drivers have the temerity to encroach upon the road without getting police patronage. They blatantly flout law without any fear. Irrespective of their presence, police personnel remain a silent spectator,” said Kunal Singhania, a daily commuter, who shuttles between Noida and Delhi.

On enquiring auto-rickshaw operators about illegal parking, a few of them replied that they are ‘permitted’ to park their vehicles. “It is the only space we have got to park our autos here as it is easy to pick passengers and take them to their destinations,” said an auto-rickshaw driver.

Interestingly, some of them admitted of giving ‘hafta’ to police personnel to allow them parking near the City Centre metro station without any fuss.

During a reality check, at least 60-70 auto-rickshaws were found to be parked on the service lane which is meant to facilitate smooth traffic during rush hours.

Another commuter, Alok Kaushik who works for a private bank at Model Town in New Delhi, underlined that such situation often arises during morning hours when people struggle a lot to get their cars inside the parking lot.

“What will you do if there is not enough empty space on the road to get into the parking stand? I often exchange heated arguments with auto-rickshaw drivers when there is not enough space to commute. They literally leave no room to private vehicle owners,” Alok rued.
 

 

Comments

 

Other News

Five Ws of Gandhi assassination

The Murderer, the Monarch and the Fakir: A New Investigation of Mahatma Gandhi’s Assassination By Appu Esthose Suresh and Priyanka Kotamraju HarperCollins, 240 pages, Rs 399 The bloodied shawl has long since faded to a vague brown and now sports

13 states told increase Covid-19 testing

In view of several countries reporting surges in Covid-19 cases and many developed nations facing fourth and fifth waves despite high numbers of vaccinations, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has written to the states of Nagaland, Maharashtra, Sikkim, Kerala, Goa, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, J&am

PMC Bank proposed resolution: Areas of darkness at the end of tunnel

A few months after the Punjab and Maharashtra Co-Operative Bank Ltd (PMC Bank) was put under moratorium in September 2019, I met an announcer in a function on banking organised by an industry body, with which I have been associated. She was young, pretty beautiful and had a sweet voice and modulation. She

Atal Innovation Mission and Vigyan Prasar collaborate to engage with science and Atal Tinkering Labs

 Niti Aayog’s flagship initiative, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), recently announced to collaborate with Vigyan Prasar, an autonomous organization of the Department of Science and Technology, Government o

PM to lay the foundation stone of Noida International Airport on November 25

 In a major development, Uttar Pradesh is poised to become the only state in India to have five international airports, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to lay the foundation stone of the Noida Internation

President Kovind honored India’s Cleanest cities at Swachh Amrit Mahotsav

n a recent prestigious event the President of India Ram Nath Kovind felicitated the awardees of the cleanest cities of India at the ‘Swachh Amrit Mahotsav’as part of Swachh

Visionary Talks: Dr. Naresh Trehan, CMD Medanta Heart Institute with Kailashnath Adhikari



Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter