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Old 4th December 2009, 10:02   #1
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Default Wanna buy second car? Show your parking place first!

Planning to buy a second car? Show space to park it in city - Chennai - City - The Times of India

I wish this is actually enforced than remain merely on paper. In fact this should be applicable to even the first car.

But how will they find out if it is my second car?

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This is no doubt a welcome feature. However, it is high time the authorities also start looking at the opportunities of creating more parking space (read that as multi-storeyed parking lots) in the places that are being used for other nefarious activities. A classic example of this is Panagal Park at T.Nagar.
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I would sense, this wouldnt be an issue as people would start buying cars in the names of family members who have free parking space.

There is always a loophole! people find it easy.
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This will never work when we have BABUS all over the place. What if the buyer says it is hs first car and even if is second car who will come and verify it and even if they come to verify then with 500-1000/- this will be closed. So for the article to be be implemented it will take min of another 10-15 years IMO
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This is no doubt a welcome feature. However, it is high time the authorities also start looking at the opportunities of creating more parking space (read that as multi-storeyed parking lots) in the places that are being used for other nefarious activities. A classic example of this is Panagal Park at T.Nagar.
What they actually mean is parking place at your residence. When you are outside, you will be taking only one car, irrespective of whether it is your first or second!
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What they actually mean is parking place at your residence. When you are outside, you will be taking only one car, irrespective of whether it is your first or second!
Yes. I did understand that. The point I was trying to make is when they come down on lack of parking space in residences, they should also look at providing parking spaces outside. After all, dont our cars spend at least 40% - 50% of their time away from their parking lots at home ?

Yes. I did digress a bit though.
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they should also look at providing parking spaces outside. After all, dont our cars spend at least 40% - 50% of their time away from their parking lots at home ?
That is true. And it can be a money spinner too. Have you visited the paid two wheeler parking inside the Anjappar restaurant complex at T'Nagar? That fellow is minting money. He is now charging Rs 10 and it is valid only for two hours.
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This is no doubt a welcome feature. However, it is high time the authorities also start looking at the opportunities of creating more parking space (read that as multi-storeyed parking lots) in the places that are being used for other nefarious activities. A classic example of this is Panagal Park at T.Nagar.
Lack of parking space is something that forces people to use public transport. Might be a good thing in disguise.
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It is a good move, but there are too many loop holes.

The tax should be higher on more than 1 car per adult member in the nuclear family.
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I would sense, this wouldnt be an issue as people would start buying cars in the names of family members who have free parking space.

There is always a loophole! people find it easy.


This rule will only remain in paper unless they make laws to actually supplement it .For this they should first make it mandatory that a person should have a driving license so as to buy a car.

Also as ACM said, higher Road tax for the 2nd car.

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As most BHPians said, this should be pretty hard to implement. A more practical solution will be to create more paid parking slots coupled with higher deterrents for illegal parking, even in residential areas.
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I hope they don't consider "the portion of public road that happens to be outside my house" as an option. I've seen people putting up signs (often hand-painted) saying don't park here etc. even though it isn't blocking their gate or driveway.
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Since we an overpopulated country with very poor planning we all pay the price daily, unless planning and implementation/enforcement improves, for instance in giving permission to building, hospitals, hotels, malls without adequate parking, access roads we will all pay the price, now for some to say they don't want to pay the price because their situation may be sorted doesn't make sense and will only led to short term token measures that will give the impression of action but solve nothing.

And since the builders/ politicos/ bureaucrats lobby is so well entrenched in mumbai for over 30 years now with billions of dollars at stake it will require serious commitment to change anything.

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Yep the road space in front of ones house is considered by many to be their parking space, but actually it is only the space within ones own boundry (or that of the socieity in which one stays - provided the space has been paid for by us.) that can be considered.
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If they make efficient public transport who will buy a car unless absolutely necessary?
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