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City urgently needs multi level car parking, police chief

City urgently needs multi level car parking, police chief


Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Aug 31, 2019 Mangaluru Commissioner of Police Dr P S Harsha said as traffic was a major issue haunting the residents, a multi level car parking facility was the urgent need in the city. He was speaking during the phone-in programme.

Police chief Dr. Harsha said multi level car parking was introduced in Bengaluru and was running successfully. “From road tax is collected from the vehicles,  5% to 10 % of the road tax should be earmarked for developing a multi level car parking.”

Commissioner said, “ Students travelling on foot-boards is a serious issue, which involves the life of people as well. The traffic police will focus on the issue. If anyone found hanging from the footboard of the buses, action will be initiated against the owner and driver of the bus.”

Buses it was pointed out, were parked haphazardly in Surathkal and caused inconvenience to pedestrians and other vehicle owners.

The Commissioner assured that the traffic police would look into the issue and direct the buses to stop at bus bays. A resident complained that lack of footpath in Navabharath Circle was causing a lot of hardships to the pedestrians.

The road filled with potholes near Sharavu Mahaganapthi temple too was posing many problems to the motorists. The Commissioner promised to highlight these issues in their notice of Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC).

The over-speeding vehicles from Nandigudda cause many accidents, he added.

The Commissioner said that interceptor vehicle will be deployed at the spot to check the overspeeding of vehicles. The MCC will be asked to lay speed governors scientifically on the stretch.

Bifurcate police station  :   The jurisdiction of Moodbidri police station, after the town was upgraded as a taluk headquarter, was too huge.

A resident from Moodbidri said there was a need to bifurcate Moodbidri police station into Urban and Rural to provide better service to the citizens.  The Commissioner agreed that Moodbidri police station’s jurisdiction was vast and said a study would be conducted on the bifurcation of the station. Police housing would also be considered.  A report will be submitted to the government for consideration.


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