Transport fed seeks parking places

ITANAGAR, Jun 24: Members of the All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF) met Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner Vikram Singh Malik here on Monday and sought immediate construction of parking places for commercial public vehicles in the capital.
AAPPTF president Dobing Sonam highlighted the traffic and parking problems faced by the people in the capital complex, and said the federation has held discussions and surveys in this regard with its federal units representing autorickshaw, Tempo, Trekker, bus, etc, associations.
He said all the units “felt that providing appropriate parking places as well as designated stops at various pockets on the stretch between Itanagar and Naharlagun would ease the traffic menace.”
Stressing the urgent need to construct a parking place for commercial public vehicles near the clock tower in Ganga market, Sonam said, “There is a need to dismantle the clock tower. The lack of a designated parking place leads to commercial vehicles parking near the road.”
He said the issues had been raised before with the previous two DCs, who he said had assured to meet the demands by the end of this March.
Sonam also requested the DC to “finalize or regulate private commercial vehicle rates within one month,” saying the rates have not been revised for the past 15 years.
He requested the DC to take strict action against improper number plate usage, and against those who sell or use window tints for vehicles.
Responding to the federation’s representation, the DC said he would discuss with his team of officers to find a solution to the parking and traffic problems. He also assured to discuss the revised rates of commercial passenger vehicles.