One of the main reasons for this chaos is visitors to the hospital parking their cars outside, since parking within the hospital requires a minimum parking fee of Rs 50.
Residents of Sector 51, Gurgaon, have been fuming over parking of vehicles on both sides of the road outside Artemis hospital, creating regular traffic snarls.
The traffic police has been apprised of the situation, but they have failed to respond promptly despite repeated complaints from residents.
One of the main reasons for this chaos is visitors to the hospital parking their cars outside, since parking within the hospital requires a minimum parking fee of Rs 50. Thus, visitors prefer parking on both sides of the road, or the service lane connecting residential societies.
Abhay Sharma, a resident of Sector 51, said, “Visitors and patients park their vehicles on the roads and along service lanes, leaving no space for residents to pass through.”
Senior citizens are the worst-hit, as they are unable to navigate the stretch during rush hours, and even crossing the road becomes a danger. Also, there are no traffic officers to direct the movement of vehicles on this stretch.
The residents are also blaming the hospital authorities for not having enough parking area for visitors.
“It’s easier to park on the road, visit the patient and return to the car. The parking space inside the hospital compound is so congested that it takes around half an hour to drive out,” said Ranjana Dewan, a resident.
Speaking on the issue, Deepak Gahlawat, DCP (Traffic), assured, “Starting Monday, we have decided to deploy a zonal officer to regulate traffic and challan people parking on the road. We have also asked the hospital staff to arrange alternative parking space and manage traffic issues.”