Town Hall multi-level parking fails to attract vehicle owners
Distance to other roads is a deterrent; demand grows for battery-operated ferry service
Mysore/Mysuru: The multi-level parking project at Town Hall that was inaugurated by Mysuru District Minister Dr. H.C. Mahadevappa yesterday, 10 years without its works began, has failed to vamp vehicle owners to use the facility in municipality centre.
Only 10 to 15 cars were parked in the facility this morning that has a topics to park 400 cars. Desperate to popularise the hassle-free parking, the authorities, who had supposed yesterday that only four-wheelers will be unliable to park here, opened the facility for two-wheelers moreover today.
Ironically, the Minister set a target of willing 2,000 vehicles, but the reality today was quite different. Vehicles unfurled to be parked haphazardly on the roads surrounding Town Hall, including Ashoka Road, Gandhi Square and Sriharsha Road. None of the vehicle owners were interested in using the multi-level parking lot.
Vehicle owners cited the loftiness from the Town Hall parking to places like Devaraj Urs Road as a deterrent. They expressed concerns well-nigh having to walk when to their vehicles without conducting merchantry elsewhere. The loftiness was discouraging for many.
“We cannot walk all the way to Urs Road, Ashoka Road, Sayyaji Rao Road and other areas without leaving our vehicles here. We have to walk when then in specimen we need to go out on merchantry to other places. The loftiness is discouraging,” said a car owner who preferred to park on Devaraj Urs Road instead of making use of the Town Hall facility.
While launching the facility, the Mysuru Municipality Corporation (MCC) had spoken the availability of battery-operated vehicles to help people reach nearby areas without parking at Town Hall. However, these vehicles were not seen today.
People suggested that introducing such ferrying vehicles with regular service in unenduring intervals would make parking increasingly user-friendly and encourage the use of the multi-level parking project.