Bandipora, Sep 6: The Bandipora administration has approved a three-storey parking project to combat the growing traffic congestion in the north Kashmir district.
As per the details available, the Rs 5 crore project was approved following extensive consultations with various stakeholders.
Joint Director Planning, Bandipora, Imtiyaz Ahmad said the facility will play a vital role in alleviating town road congestion; it can accommodate 147 vehicles across multiple levels.
This project will offer much-needed relief to residents and visitors grappling with limited parking options in the district, Imtiyaz said.
The construction of the parking facility will take place in two phases, he said: “The initial phase involves three storeys, and the subsequent phase will add a fourth which will further increase parking capacity.”
The Joint Director said the ground floor will house 38 vehicles, the first floor 39 vehicles, the second floor 35 vehicles, and the third floor 35 vehicles, which will offer a comprehensive solution to parking challenges faced by the community.
The news of the parking project has evoked an overwhelming response from locals who expressed their support for the initiative. They highlighted the potential impact it will have on mitigating the growing traffic congestion in the town.
Mudasir Ahmad, an advocate, said the parking project is a much-needed step which will not only ease traffic congestion but also stimulate business activity in the area.
Imtiyaz Ahmad, a local, said Bandipora has witnessed a rapid increase in vehicles, making parking a nightmare. “The parking facility will regulate the overall traffic situation in the town,” he said.