The Panvel Post

Civic issues, Features and Personalities of Navi Mumbai

Lack of parking space in Panvel

trafficPanvel is proclaimed to be the rising city with lot of possibilities and geographical advantages. But developments and growth of the city is limited and destroyed by its own authority and people by various reasons. Lack of parking is one of the important problems facing by residents in the Panvel city. Authorities are also showing little interest in solving the problems which leads to many other problems including uncontrollable traffic congestions.  Residents and people running business found lack of parking places, as a major impediment towards the growth of city.

Traffic congestions are the primary problem created by the lack of parking spaces. As an important place for wholesale markets and corridor of Konkan region, Panvel plays a crucial role in affecting population in Navi Mumbai and other nearby areas. Even Important administrative buildings and places in the city is affected by parking problems. One has to always cautious about the parking of a vehicle, or otherwise traffic police will take your vehicle and pay fine for it. But they cannot offer any alternative spaces.

These conditions led the municipality to adopt different parking rules to control congestion. They also introduced many fine and punishments to avoid congestions in important areas. But authorities are not able to give an alternative to the spaces. Residents and travellers are founding it disgusting to travel through the roads city, where no place for parking is available. Lack of parking has also led drivers to ignore many traffic rules.

The most affected areas are administrative buildings of municipality, Tehsil office, police station, Wholesale vegetable market and wholesale market in Uran Naka.

Police station and buildings near to it faced severe problems due to lack parking spaces. The road in front of the station is designed as one and blocked by a board in one side. But no one cares to respect the board or police station due to traffic congestions. Vegetable markets are congested and becoming more congested due to population inflow. Lack of parking space is severely affecting the functioning of the market.

Uran naka is a crucial junction of markets in Panvel. Various Wholesale markets and shops are situated here. Huge number vehicles are flowing through the area, due to its profitable markets and shops. Unavailability of parking spaces is disturbing the flow of vehicles in the area.

Susan Joy, a resident of Panvel, said “allotting parking spaces could avoid many problems in the city, as the flow of vehicles is blocked by parked vehicles in roadsides. Authorities should take steps to avoid problems by allotting space for parking.”

Mohan Patil, Police inspector of traffic in Panvel, said “Traffic congestions in Panvel is becoming severe and need to be addressed with immediate attention. It is important to allot space for parking, to avoid parking in roadsides. We have requested PMC to take important actions to avoid more problems”

Keshav Shinde, engineer of PMC, said “we are Woking for a solution to parking problems in the city. We are searching for suitable spaces for parking allotment. Residents should also cooperate with us controlling the traffic by following parking rules.”


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