Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, Jan. 24: City civic body Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC) has come up with helpline numbers to end parking woes and is gearing up launch a common toll free number for civic issues by first week of February.
On the directives of East Singhbhum deputy commissioner, Ravi Shankar Shukla, Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC) has issued helpline numbers and included two dedicated city managers for prompt solution to parking issues.
“We have assigned city manager Ravishankar Bharti for looking after parking bays existing in Jamshedpur East assembly areas and will be available on helpline number 7004787828 while those parking vehicles at dedicated bays in Jamshedpur West assembly areas can dial 9631226455 and our city manager Ambuj Kumar will be available for prompt solution to their woes,” said JNAC special officer Krishna Kumar.
Meanwhile, the civic body has also directed the private contractors entrusted to manage the parking bays to ensure the safety of the vehicles and delete the line ‘parking at owner’s risk’ from the parking receipt issued after payment of parking toll.
Incidentally, the road stretch on Straight Mile Road witnesses heavy traffic around 2 lakhs daily throughout the day as it connects residential areas like Baradwari, Bhalubasa, Sitaramdera, Agrico, Sidhgora and Baridih with commercial hub of Sakchi. Besides private vehicles large number of commercial vehicles use this stretch.
A traffic official said that the road obstruction and congestion due to violation of parking norms has been a problem. We do carry out prosecution of vehicles for ‘no parking’ violations but vehicle owners plead that they were not aware that this area was a designed ‘no-parking’ spot. There have been road signage installed on the road at different points but people do not bother to take a look at these signage. After consultation with Jusco we have come up with this idea. Vehicle owners while stopping for parking on the road now cannot plead that they have not seen the signage as it would be clearly visible on road surface. This apart reflective signage will also indicate the zones even at night.