GUWAHATI, Aug 1 - Many buildings in Guwahati, which house State and Central government offices, still lack proper parking spaces. This was alleged by the Pratibandhi Suraksha Sangstha, Assam (PSSA), an organisation working for the rights and development of differently-abled people of the State, today in a memorandum submitted to the Commissioner of the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC).
In the memorandum, the organisation cited the example of Mayur Garden, a building located at ABC point of GS Road which houses a number of offices along with the office of the Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO), which is directly related to differently-abled people.
PSSA secretary Nripen Malakar alleged that by violating the norms of building bylaws, the owner of the building does not keep a proper space for parking, which causes immense trouble, especially to differently-abled people who have to visit the ALIMCO office quite frequently.
The PSSA has urged the GMC Commissioner to inspect the building within seven days and take proper action. In the memorandum it also demanded provision of special parking lots for differently-abled persons on every building premises of Guwahati and free passes for such persons to park their vehicles at officially recognised parking places of GMC.
The PSSA also urged the GMC to issue a notification to every hotel and restaurant of the city to keep open their toilets for use by differently-abled persons.