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Commuters demand better parking facility at Pune railway station

With more than 6,000 automobiles parked at the railway station every day, commuters are asking for a larger and safer parking space for their vehicles

Railway commuters of the city do not feel safe leaving their two and four wheelers at the designated parking area of the station.

Bike Parking Pune station
Out in the open: Daily commuters who park their vehicles at the station are asking for sheds to keep their vehicles safe

With more than 5,000 two-wheelers and 1,000 four-wheelers parked every day, passengers are demanding better infrastructure like sheds and fencing for the safety of their vehicles.

Car parking Pune Station
Out in the open: Daily commuters who park their vehicles at the station are asking for sheds to keep their vehicles safe

The parking attendants take Rs 20 for six hours for both two and four-wheelers and Rs 600 to issue a monthly pass.

The railway administration has recently given 600 sqm land to construct a new parking lot behind the state transport bus depot at the station.

Commuters are demanding that officials build sheds at the new parking space for daily travellers or create a multi-level parking system.

Officialspeak

As per regulations, we cannot construct a multi-level parking system, unless we get a proposal from a private organisation under public-private partnership. We can, however, look into constructing sheds, depending on the demands by commuters, as we want to provide better services to them, said Yogendra Kumar Singh, PRO, Pune railway division.

Voices
Rohit Pawar,
a daily commuter
I travel to Mumbai every day, and when I return late at night, I have a tough time finding my vehicle as they usually shift it. We need a separate parking space for daily commuters.

Shrikant Bhere,
a daily commuter
We have to park our vehicle in the open and there are chances of damage. They should set up sheds where we can park our vehicles. We pay a lot of money but get nothing in return.

Rohit Joshi,
a daily commuter
If railway authorities are constructing a new parking lot, then they should provide a proper shed where we can park our vehicles or construct a multi-level parking system.

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