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Mumbai: Parking plaza in busy Dadar now resembles a junkyard

Updated on: 02 December,2022 07:53 AM IST  |  Mumbai
Sameer Surve | sameer.surve@mid-day.com

Kohinoor parking plaza, just three minutes away from G North ward office, now houses a garage while the toilets are used to store baskets

Mumbai: Parking plaza in busy Dadar now resembles a junkyard

A car repair garage that is operating out of the parking plaza


Dadar Parking Plaza, popularly known as Kohinoor parking plaza which has a capacity of 1,000 cars, now appears more like a junkyard. The pay-and-park facility also lacks proper toilets and basic amenities like drinking water, alleged visitors.


A visitor who had parked his car there said, “After parking my car, I was looking for drinking water but could not locate any such facility. The toilet was in bad condition too. Given that we are paying a good amount to use the facility, we should at least get these basic amenities.”



The entrance of Dadar Parking PlazaThe entrance of Dadar Parking Plaza


“This parking lot now looks a lot like a junkyard. It does not have drinking water or toilets. In fact, there were empty baskets stored in the toilet as if it was a godown,” said Ketan Naik, who visited the parking facility a few times. 

Another visitor Abhay Malap said, “I saw that vehicle repairs were going on there as a garage has sprouted in the parking lot. We paid Rs 60 to park, we should get basic facilities at least.”

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Santosh Sali, the local office-bearer of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, has warned to protest the mismanagement of this public amenity. “We visited the parking plaza after getting several complaints. 

The toilet at the plaza which is being used to store things
The toilet at the plaza which is being used to store things

There was indeed a garage while the toilets were not in a state to be used,” he said, adding, “A large number of people come to Dadar to shop and park their vehicles here. So, there is a need to have these amenities as well as toilets for women and children. It is surprising that this plaza is neglected even as it is only 3 minutes away from the G North ward office.” 

“We will meet civic officials. If the situation does not change, we will start a protest,” Sali said. Assistant Municipal Commissioner of G North ward Prashant Sakpale did not respond to mid-day’s calls and messages.

1,000
No of cars that can be parked at the plaza at a time

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