New parking system for Colombo -
07-31-2006, 10:45 AM
A new parking arrangement will come into effect for the vehicles parked in several streets in Colombo from today to reduce the difficulties caused in an emergency situation and to increase the security of the city.
SSP Police Motor Traffic Department Y.G.R.M. Lafir said Sunday that the empty parking in York Street will continue up to the Harbour, Layden Bastian Road, Reclamation Road, Main Street, Olcott Mawatha and Maradana.
The new parking space opposite Lake House is used for the vehicles parked at Fort, Union Place, Slave Island and Chatham Street. "The same space will be used for the vehicles parked in Reclamation Road and Olcott Mawatha," SSP Lafir said.
"Vehicles at Maradana and Panchikawatte will be directed to a parking lot opposite the railway station and the car park near Gamini Hall will be used for the vehicles parked on Darley Road," he explained.
SSP Lafir added that the empty parking will be operated on the Baseline Road as well. Vehicles parked on the Baseline Road will be diverted to Wesley College car park.
He requested the public to cooperate with the traffic police in implementing this new system. He added that there will be no fee charged at present and guaranteed the safety of the vehicles parked in the new parking areas.