Trend Of Double Parking May Come To An End In Karachi

Trend of double parking may come to an end in Karachi

KARACHI, Jan 08 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 8th Jan, 2019 ) :Karachi administration is contemplating to do way with the current practice of "double parking" in down town as well as at varied other most frequented sites and thoroughfares spread across the metropolis.

A meeting chaired by Commissioner of Karachi, Iftikhar Shalwani to discuss the growing menace of gridlock, observed with concern that double parking at the locations designated as charged parking zones was particularly affecting the traffic flow leading to severe traffic jams at the expense of mental and emotional well being of commuters, Taking into the account the fact that the situation was assuming alarming proportions and was also aggravating atmospheric pollution, Commissioner of Karachi said that the "Charged Parking" was initiated to facilitate systematic parking and ease out traffic congestion for the sake of motorists and the passerby in general.

He regretted that poor execution of the scheme and the tendency to make hefty earnings out of it had severely compromised the idea and made mobility extremely difficult for the citizens in general.

DIG Traffic, Karachi Police, Jawed Mahar suggested need to identify and also review the locations allowed for charged parking across the metropolis, particularly on the busy roads where traffic flow is registered to be badly affected.

Deputy Commissioners of Karachi - South, Muhammad Salahuddin, Karachi - East, Ali Ahmed Siddiqui and concerned officials associated with Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC) district municipalities besides other relevant organizations also attended the meeting.

It was decided that Deputy Commissioner, Karachi - South, Muhammad Salahuddin will prepare a report to find out the locations where charged parking is causing traffic congestions on the roads and how that could be removed.

DC-Karachi South was also asked to submit a report about the places where motorbikes were being parked on foot paths and viable alternative for the same.

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