Syed Muthahar Saqaf
Two-wheeler riders banned from parking in the circulating area
TIRUCHI: The circulating area in Tiruchi Railway Junction now looks spacious, thanks to the ban slapped by the police on parking of two-wheelers.
Despite the presence of a parking lot behind the Passenger Reservation System (PRS) Centre, people parked their two-wheelers in the circulating area, causing nuisance to the travelling public.
The parking of the vehicles in a haphazard manner at the junction which got a facelift only recently, proved an eye-sore and led to severe congestion in front of the PRS Centre. Besides, it also affected the free flow of other vehicles transporting passengers, particularly during peak hours.
Realising the problem, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) and the Government Railway Police (GRP) swung into action and banned the parking of the two-wheelers in front of the junction main building. With this move, the circulating area has become more spacious and free from congestion.
Since this caused lot of inconvenience, the security personnel stepped in to find a solution to this issue in the interest of the travellers. This was also to bring in some sort of discipline in vehicle parking, said a senior RPF official.
The Tiruchiites and the travelling public have welcomed the decision of the authorities. “It is a right decision. Leave alone the vehicles, even those walking to the junction and the PRS Centre had to meander through this congestion. The disorderly parking caused much hardship to the people rushing to the junction in the eleventh hour. This arrangement should be continued”, says district president of Exnora G. Subramanian.