India is facing a new problem nowadays – lack of sufficient parking space. With families getting smaller and the total number of motor vehicles exceeding the total number of heads per family, the parking scenario is woefully falling short of the current requirements in the country. The situation is such that on any given working day approximately 40% of the roads in urban India are taken up for just parking the cars. The problem has been further exacerbated by the fact that nowadays even people from the low-income group are able to own cars. The number of families with cars has become much more than what the country is able to manage.
As it is, the cities in India are highly congested and on top of that, the parked cars claim a lot of space that could otherwise be used in a better way. Thanks to the poor, and at times zero, navigability, Indian cities are regarded as some of the worst options for living. One can also add the issue of pollution to this mix and understand the enormity of the crisis. In this context, it needs to be understood that the Indian cities, with the possible exception of Chandigarh, were never planned in such a way so as to accommodate a deluge of cars as is the situation now. The apathy of present-day urban planners has only made the situation worse.
Opprss – is on the process of changing the whole concept of parking..
Solution Coming Up….