BENGALURU: The endless bottlenecks on Bengaluru roads throughout faculty hours, with buses and fogeys dropping youngsters on the roads, have discovered a point out within the new parking coverage authorised for town. The coverage has urged means to counter the issue, which many, nonetheless, really feel aren’t sensible.

It has identified that a lot of colleges shouldn’t have area for choose up-and-drop facility inside their premises, which results in dad and mom and personal vans stopping on the kerb edge, creating bottlenecks.

With a view to tackle this downside, colleges have been suggested to stagger class timings of varied grades in order that “the load skilled by roads throughout opening and shutting hours is distributed over just a few off-peak hours”. It has additionally urged faculty managements put together a circulation plan for choose up and drops throughout the faculty premises.

The coverage suggests present faculty managements discover area for his or her buses inside their premises or different personal areas in a single to 2 years. In the event that they’re unable to search out then colleges should put together a plan for choose up and drop on the nearest bus cease/ bay.

If there isn’t a area to park buses, colleges ought to rent buses from BMTC or another operator, who runs buses all through the day. Whereas these are the foundations for present colleges, the coverage counsel new ones have their very own area for choose up/drop and parking areas.

Nevertheless, many working within the subject imagine a variety of these options are impractical. “It’s extremely impractical to make college students stroll until a bus cease to get right into a automobile. No father or mother will enable this contemplating questions of safety. The identical downside lies with hiring BMTC buses, particularly throughout Covid instances, as dad and mom shall be cautious about hygiene. The one method is for the federal government to assist these personal colleges with some area in order that they will park the autos throughout idle hours,” mentioned Manoj Padikkal, chairman, south zone, member, Prawaas coordination committee.

“Whereas it’s a welcome transfer by the federal government to consider parking amenities in colleges, lots of the options for present colleges aren’t viable. They’ve been there for ages and to search out area now just isn’t attainable. As an alternative, the coverage ought to have checked out making parking area necessary for upcoming colleges,” mentioned Mansoor Ali Khan, secretary, Managements of CBSE Colleges Affiliation.


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