Now parking vehicles on Sitabuldi main road may land you in trouble as the city police have banned the parking and marked the Sitabuldi market as ‘no parking zone’ from 4pm to 8 pm to avoid heavy rush of vehicles causing congestion.
The decision has come just a day before diwali festival which is to be celebrated from November 14. Sitabuldi being a commercial hub, shopppers from the city and neighboring towns visit the market and park thier vehicles road side blocking the way.
Imposing relevant sections under Motor Vehicles Act , the Deputy Commissioner of police Sarang Awad restricted both movement and parking of vehicles on Sitabuldi Main Road including Hanuman Lane to Varlety Square, Modi Lanes 1,2 and 3.
Điversions for vehicles using this stretch have been made to Jhansi Rani Square to Panchaheel Square to Mehadiya Square Phantoll) or Rahate Colony Road, Jhansi Rani Square to Variety Square to Morris College T-Point and Manas Square road. This notification will be in force from November 9 to 18 from 4 pm to 8 pm.
The traffic police have appealed to the shoppers to park their vehicles in parking places available near Yashwant Stadium. Netaji Market, Soni Galli, NIT Plaza or at private parking lots available at many places in Sitabuldi.
Meanwhile, reacting to the decision, the sitabuldi shopkeepers have pointed out that instead of taking action against the illegal hawker who block road making it narrower, causing inconvenience to their customers the police have made the traders scapegoat.
In a time when they can recover from loss caused during lockdown, this action by the city police has put them in a dock.