Thiruvananthapuram: The multi-level parking facility coming up on the city corporation premises has done more harm than good to the city dwellers.
Hundreds of people coming to the corporation main office premises, which house many public offices, now have no parking space. Chaos prevails at the place after the construction of the seven-storey automated parking facility under the AMRUT (Atal Mission for Rejuve-nation and Urban Trans-formation) project commenced.
The offices functioning on the premises include Akshaya Centre, State Election Commission, Janasevana Kendram and Indian Coffee House.
The traffic wardens deployed by the civic authorities have no clue about vehicle management.
“The warden at the front gate sometimes doesn’t allow entry into the premises and asks us to use the other gate. When we go there, the warden at that gate would shoo us away. There is no coordination between the wardens which worsens the situation. Sometimes vehicles get stuck creating a ruckus,” said N. Hari, who came to the Indian Coffee House.
Sasidharan, a visitor to the corporation office, said that he had to park the vehicle in the LMS compound. “I hope once the automated parking facility is ready, these problems would end. It’s hard for elderly people like us,” he added.
An official said that the first-ever multi-level parking facility here can accommodate 102 cars at a time.
“The work is fast progressing and would be completed within two to three months. Once it is ready, we will introduce parking passes for councillors and staff,” said the official....