June 10, 2015
Mayor promises taxi stands across Kolkata soon
Mayor Sovan Chatterjee has promised a taxi stand at every locality in Kolkata soon.
“Mamata Baner jee has asked us – Kolkata Municipal Corporation and Kolkata Police – to initiate efforts to ensure a taxi stand/bay at every nook and corner of the city. I have asked my officials and Kolkata Police to submit a report after joint inspection and survey of all parking areas in the city and make necessary arrangements to allow taxis to be parked in all such areas,” the Mayor told reporters on Tuesday after a high-level meeting at civic headquarters with police officials.
Debashis Kumar, member, mayor-in-council (parking, parks & squares, sports, advertisement) said KMC would submit Kolkata Police its survey report on parking lots across the city on Wednesday and a joint inspection, if required would be initiated to ensure space of parking taxis.
Apart from providing spaces for taxis in the parking lots, KMC would also initiate efforts to increase the number of private vehicles parked in the same parking area.
KMC is also initiating efforts to add new stretches of parking areas in the city. “With growing numbers of cars plying the streets of Kolkata the number of parking spaces too need to be increased and we are working on it,” the MMiC said.