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Old 30th September 2010, 23:47   #16
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Make a gate at the other end of the passage.
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Old 1st October 2010, 00:33   #17
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I faced the same problem, but this was with a lady, who used to drive the car all the way till her home and not even a bike could pass after that, every time she goes out every ones sleep is disturbed due to blaring reverse music" om jai jagdish hare". trust me it was the worst kind of the music to be heard at 12 in the night. i started parking outside on the street and lastly we lost both our ORVMs finally i was lucky i found a parking spot behind our building, we could not see the car but at-last i didn't have to confront her any more. try and figure out for an alternate location, people like these dont change, so you would be wasting even more time and energy with him. if you leave your car keys with him it would cause more issues(vandalism or even theft).

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My dad's friend who lives a couple of buildings away, woke up one morning to find all his tyres missing and his car balancing on stones in the lane opposite my building. This incident was more than a decade ago but we yet donot want to take a chance with our new car. So parking on the streets is ruled out.
It is nice that you found your spot but if parked on the street would it not be better if it was in your sight (from your house)??

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Make a gate at the other end of the passage.
Its not possible. There are thick pillars there and there is not enough space either for a gate. Wish it would be that easy.

@ im srini : yes there is just about enough space for the drivers of the either cars on the sides to get inside their respective cars.

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Old 1st October 2010, 08:24   #18
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Make an exit gate by breaking that compound wall.
Gate to be used only for exit.
While it will be difficult to bring in a car from that side using a small gate, Removing it will be a lot easier. Since you will be in fwd gear and easily able to see where its going.

Gate always kept locked. Keys with you and maybe the other guy.
No sharing of car keys.
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Old 1st October 2010, 08:35   #19
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building an extra gate at a strategic location seems a good way out.
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Old 1st October 2010, 09:38   #20
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Slapping someone is noways justified no matter what. Sad to see elderly people loosing their cool and doing it, other than being against it.

Solution :-
1. Build another gate.
2. Slap, punch the other guy more and ask him to park his car on the road if he's coming late.
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Old 1st October 2010, 09:39   #21
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S2,

Forget what has happened till now, since you cant change what has past.

Look ahead & move forward for a solution.

I was just thinking if you can have a long gate. I mean, cant you guys work out a solution, where in you break the compound & have long foldable gates ( You can check Gansan flat's pictures ). I am sure this will help.

Try it.

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Old 1st October 2010, 09:51   #22
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S2,

Looking at the pics you posted and reading your posts it is assumed thata total of 4 cars are parked in the space between the building compound.

Have the cars being tried in slant parking. What I mean is not the way the ey are parked as seen in the pics but at an angle. So that whenever each car tries to move out it has to in reverse all through the gate.

The other alternative as suggested by lots of people is have independant gates for each car by breaking the compound wall and in its place have collapsible gates.

Is there no watchman in your society who can do this ardous task of getting the vehicles out instead of individual car owners.
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Ok going by the description and the pic, I assume there are only 4 cars in the building. 2 set of cars are parked parallel to each other like the below. Please correct me if I am wrong.
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If you switch over to the below parking style, I guess it should resolve the problem :

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Guys breaking the wall to make a compound gate is almost next to impossible the reasons being
  1. There is a huge support pillar for the 1st floor balcony.
  2. The car is parked almost touching that pillar hence there is no place behind what so ever and removing the car from back will be next to impossible.
  3. There is a footpath outside and making modifications to a public road requires a lot of permissions et all.
Ok early in the morning a big scene was created and we went straight to the police station to complain. Apparantly he had already filed a complaint regarding the slap. The police officers heard our crisis and suggested to sort it out mutually. Mr.V said that he will come at 11 or even 1 am and we cannot refuse to give him the key. He refused to move his car due to which my dad had to use the cab to go to office.
Now my dad is totally furious and tells me to park the car in the middle when he leaves so that he cannot park in his spot. It does not seem practical to me as he would do the same thing tomorrow when my car goes out.
What should I do??? help.

@ v12: spot on. However, the building wall is limited to the yellow car (in the description) and the cars are parked leaving very less space between them. In front of the yellow car is a perpendicular passage for cars of other residents.

@ ghodur: The watchman sits right on the other side of the compound and the cars are not in his viscinity. So practically there is no watchman.

The whole problem is that the parking is not flexible as the gate is right in front of my car and is limited till the tree (as seen in my second picture). Therefore we cannot even opt for v12's solution.

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@S2!!!
Can't you demolish the compound wall and erect multiple grill gates like the ones shown in my picture?
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Can't you demolish the compound wall and erect multiple grill gates like the ones shown in my picture?
He already stated there is a pillar supporting the first floor balcony.

S2, I would suggest you to discuss your timings and park accordingly. Otherwise, you can also involve the other 2 guys and check what kind of solution have they reached to since they are also parking the same way you guys do????
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Can't you demolish the compound wall and erect multiple grill gates like the ones shown in my picture?
That is one convenient solution as suggested by all but as I said there are a lot of complications and also there are the other 2 car owners (1 family) who actually donot have a problem with their parking atleast, so they may not agree. Also parking like Gansan would be again a squeeze as the four cars may may not fit side by side. Maybe I am wrong. I will surely bring this to my father's notice.

@ googleman: the other two cars belong to a same family. So they have no problems what so ever.

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He already stated there is a pillar supporting the first floor balcony.
It would be useful if he can post a picture of this wall. If there is a single pillar, it should be possible to leave the pillar intact and remove the rest of the wall.

Also, in an apartment like setting, nobody can disagree to a plan for the common good because they are not affected. Do they have a reserved parking place in this building?

The principle of greatest good for the greatest number will apply under such circumstances.

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What a dilemma and what chaos !! Sad to see things like these happen in metros these days.

I used to stay in Vasant Kunj a couple of years back. Everyone had 3 cars or so. You could imagine the chaos.

In fact when I spoke to a family member staying in GK in delhi, he said 75% of neighbourhood complaints to the police stations are Parking Fights !!

The only solution to your problem is -

A - Do both of you own your houses ? If the other person does not, complaining to his landlord can be helpful !

B - Sit down mutually. If that person is a stubborn guy which he seems like. No point. Make things tough for him. Refuse to give him the keys.

C - If there are other neighbours. Try talking to them and then as a small group confront him.

D - If you do not own the house ! Change houses

E - Police - they are least helpful in these matters as the last thing they want to do is solve petty problems !

F - Last but not the least - Go to him with a box of sweets. Just like Gandhi would have done and make peace.

Even if all the points do not work then there are other methods also BUT that would mean fighting, puncturing each other tyres etc. which really does not work in the long run.
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S2: The stones of the compound wall tell us that your building is quite OLD & thus any external modifications would be nearly impossible. I can see only one solution & that is fitting Park lifts. This is quite common in South Mumbai, where there are many old 'heritage' type buildings. I suggest that you call Mr. V & some more neighbours for a cup of coffee & discuss this solution. Since you do not have a society, you wont require such permissions too. On other hand I would suggest you speak to all residents & get the complete parking solutions worked out & if agreed, then installed. A little efforts on your part will buy you peace & harmony of lifetime.
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