Ekambareswarar temple land for use for brand new parking zone in Kancheepuram

Around 1,000 vehicles enter the temple town of Kancheepuram on an average daily on ordinary days and this number doubles on weekends.

Round 1,000 autos enter the temple city of Kancheepuram on a median each day on peculiar days and this quantity doubles on weekends.
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Kancheepuram city has a brand new parking zone, due to the Ekambareswarar temple land opening up the property at Venkatadriraja Thottam. The bottom has sufficient house to park at the very least 200 autos, which is sufficient to soak up a portion of the each day inflow of tourists to the temple city. 

District Collector Kalaiselvi Mohan stated the thought was to decongest the city. Muhurtham days (auspicious days when weddings are performed) witnessed a lot of guests since individuals favor to buy marriage ceremony saris on such events. “Individuals come from Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh even to purchase Kancheevaram silk saris and with no house to park, the roads get clogged with parked autos. At occasions, drivers take round 45 minutes to cross stretches that may in any other case be coated in 10 or quarter-hour,” she stated.

“We now have recognized a number of extra empty plots for use as parking heaps and signal boards can be positioned in outstanding locations to information motorists to those spots,” Ms. Mohan added.  

Superintendent of Police M. Sudhakar stated that two roads — Kamarajar Salai and Gandhi Salai — the place main retailers had been situated often get giant variety of autos and pedestrians have a tricky time because of the parked autos. “For the reason that city has a whole bunch of temples, we can’t construct flyovers as within the case of different cities as there are innumerable festivals related to the temples and all their chariots and vahanams move by means of varied roads,” he stated.

Mr. Sudhakar stated that round 1,000 autos enter the city on peculiar days and this quantity doubles on weekends and it goes up a number of occasions throughout muhurtham days and temple festivals.  “We’re planning some type of app to hyperlink parking heaps with motorists coming to the city. It could be multilingual. On-line cost choices are being mentioned,” Ms. Mohan added.

Nominal expenses

Sources within the Hindu Spiritual and Charitable Endowments division stated that yet another parking zone with rest room and loo amenities was performing at Lala Thottam close to the yatri nivas. “Nominal expenses have been mounted as parking payment. A number of extra properties have been recognized. Such parking heaps are operated in different cities as nicely,” the official stated. 

Vinoth Chandrasekar, a resident of Kancheepuram, stated that multilevel parking zone could possibly be deliberate on such open areas. “Amenities have to be created for native autos too. Business autos getting into the city to achieve the vegetable market and different markets ought to have separate parking areas. These autos too should be segregated and regularised,” he stated.

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