The IT sub-urb of Koramangala is going hi-tech day-after-day. After CCTV monitoring of streets, now it has come up with the issual of car parking stickers to residents in 4th Block. The RWAs in other blocks of Koramangala where there is parking woes especially the First Block, Sixth Block, Third Block and other areas can adopt on the similar lines.
The residents of Koramangala especially in 4th Block were experiencing harrowing times all these years due to indiscriminate parking of cars by non-residents of nearby offices, cab/taxi drivers etc.
Even after several complaints to traffic police, the problem persisted as the police were not able to figure out which car belongs to the resident and not. Thanks to Koramangala 4th Block residents’ Welfare Association which has come out in a novel way to solve this gigantic problem by issuing car parking stickers to residents. There are two types of car parking stickers – one is for residents and other is for non-residents. The non-resident car parking stickers is given to residents’ relatives, friends and visitors. You may be aware of similar method prevalant in huge apartment blocks across the city. But in a residential layout, it is one of its first kind in the country itself.
The 4th Block RWA car parking stickers were launched by Koramangala Ward Corporator Kokila Radhakrishna along with Koramangala 4th Block Residents’ Welfare Association President G M Shetty, Secretary P K Cherian, Joint Secretary Rakesh Roshan, and other office bearers at 4th Block RWA office premises in Swabhimana Park on Saturday.
The surroundings of Swabhimana Park and adjacent roads upto the Maharaja Hotel junction were the spots of indiscriminate parking by ‘outsiders’. Once the car parking stickers is with all the residents of the block then the police could easily identify the ‘erring’ vehicle.
The problem became rampant after the 80 feet Road became highly commercialised with several offices/ restuarants/ showrooms/ banks and so on in huge buildings with no designated parking space.
The residents can collect car parking stickers at the Association office premises in Swabhimana Park on any day between 7.30 am and 8.30 am or between 6.30pm and 8 pm.
To make this initiative a great success and more effective, City Kemp gives an idea. If the parking spaces on Koramangala’s residential streets are regulated as “Resident Parking Only.” A smaller number of parking spaces on these same streets could be posted as “Visitor Parking” areas for the guests of neighbourhoods residents. This would help friends and family visiting during festivals and special occasions.