Crowding of Cities has given birth to Accumulation of vehicles which perhaps a Normal road in Pakistan can’t bear! From Malls to space occupied by hawkers you will find vehicles as congested as molecules in a solid with inability of free motion!
Forget finding a parking space at first and if you wish to do the only thing that can help you is your pocket! Either pays ‘Tip’, adopted in Pakistan as a synonym of Bribe, or the fee.
Keeping this in mind, the Punjab Government has recently spilled beans over the installment of a Modern Rotary Parking System in Lahore! The first center of development is going to be the Ferozepur Road, Ichhra. In this regard China would provide Five Rotary Machines to Punjab Government with each machine bearing levels for efficient parking. Each level would have the capability to crowd 12 Cars!
The Project first announced in February 2016 was delayed due to the inability of Lahore Parking Company to set up the parking machines. Not impressed over the pace project went, the Chief Minister has expressed anger and ordered the concerned officials to start working on this project.
Last month, CM announced that the road infrastructure in Lahore has been upgraded at the cost of millions of rupees and the officials are working to improve the quality of the traffic system.
He also approved funds worth PKR 100 million for upgrading the traffic system and said that the authorities are taking steps to make the traffic education a part of the syllabus.
Rotary Parking system reduces the space required for parking the cars. It uses an automatic method to pass cars from one level to the other. Needless to say, if program meets any sort of success, it would be extended not only throughout Lahore but even beyond!
To foreshadow the outcome of this Modern Rotary Parking System is somehow complex! Whether the Program acts as a burden on already fragile Pakistan Economy or would it succeed in its aim of accommodating more people, is something only time can answer!