Parking spaces sold to businesses, traders by BCC
Smart City has been plagued by problems of traffic congestion and parking, courtesy Belagavi City Corporation (BCC). With City corporation failing to ensure multi-stored residential and commercial buildings adhere to parking norms, it has led to vehicles of building occupants being parked on roads in the busy markets and residential areas. City has made it to list of Smart City project. People have high expectations from the corporation and district administration to provide the City with modern facilities. But parking woes to be implemented. most multi-storied residential and commercial buildings have violated building permission norm. In the busy market areas, commercial buildings have converted parking spaces into commercial premises which has led to vehicles of building occupants parked across the road and customers and others not getting parking spaces. Businesses and trades in basements and parking spaces have been running from such premises. BCC has been avoiding action against them. A couple of years ago some noises were made to clear basements of encroachments and ensure parking spaces are used for purposes earmarked, but nothing has progressed. BCC will have to clear the parking spaces and ensure the purpose is served.