3.4 lakh vehicles towed in 2020, Auto News, ET Auto

Space crunch: 3.4 lakh vehicles towed in 2020AHMEDABAD: In 2020, even with the Covid pandemic curfew, the metropolis targeted traffic police section had towed and fined some 3.35 lakh illegally parked cars from different areas in the metropolis.

Space crunch: 3.4 lakh vehicles towed in 2020
In 2019, some two.26 lakh cars ended up towed and in 2018, more than fourteen.5K cars ended up towed for unlawful parking.

But listed here is the catch, in opposition to the climbing demand for parking in the metropolis, the municipal administration has been in a position to produce lawful parking lots for 32K cars, which consists of five.4K four-wheelers and 26.5K two-wheelers. Ahmedabad presently has 74 licensed parking web pages. Of these, 40 are off-avenue parking, four are multi-level parking services, nine are on-avenue parking and the remaining 21 are below flyovers.

“When Gujarat point out was fashioned in 1961, there ended up only 43K cars registered in Ahmedabad. This figure has now risen to more than 35 lakh cars, which is 80 folds in 5 decades. In these 5 decades, just eighteen% of Ahmedabad’s land was designed available for community purpose,” suggests a senior Ahmedabad Municipal Company (AMC) official in the estate section. Ahmedabad metropolis had a overall range of .twenty five million motor cars registered in 2018-19. This went up to 3.five million, recording an yearly progress amount of six%. Of this, 73% is of two-wheelers.

But what makes earmarking lawful parking area in the metropolis a lot more complicated is the fact is that Ahmedabad has a a lot more dispersed financial activities in relation to its citizens household clusters.

“Ahmedabad is a polycentric. The most important industrial areas Vatva, Narol, Naroda, Odhav and Kathwada are found to the east of the metropolis, when commercial activities are centred all-around Ashram Highway, CG Highway and Sarkhej.

Apart from this, commercial developments are authorized on all streets possessing width of eighteen metres and earlier mentioned which encourages a mix advancement sample and dispersed outings,” adds the AMC official.

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