So far, there are no designated slots at the municipal parking sites.
The spots, outlined in yellow paint, will be demarcated by the end of the week. The south civic agency will sport signages next to the identified slots saying – “Parking reserved for handicapped only”.
The South Corporation, having a total of 78 parking lots with a capacity to accommodate around 1,200 vehicles, is in the middle of demarcating the slots for the disabled people. “The civic agency is in the process of outlining the identified spots in its parking sites.
It is also busy setting up signages which will not only help differently-abled people to locate the reserved slots but also inform general public not to park vehicles at these spots,” said a senior official with South Corporation.
“The civic agency started demarcating the spots in November. It seems the work of outlining parking slots will be finished first at the sites in the West Zone as work at half the sites is already being completed,” he added.
Activists have welcomed the new initiative by the civic agency. “We are happy to know that physically handicapped people will have reserved parking slots. Now differently abled people can access more areas with greater ease,” said A S Narayanan, Secretary, National Association of the Deaf (NAD).
Some of them say that this new step should be enforced with precision as the preferential parking for the physically challenged at the Delhi Airport needs vast improvement.
“The authorities should set up a disability cell at the Airport.”
Source: Deccan Herald , 19th Nov 2015