Those who will be caught parking vehicles on the premises of the Jayaprakash Narayan International Airport on Shaheed Peer Ali Marg in Patna will have to now pay heavy fines from Friday. The decision was taken after the Airport Authority of India raised the issue of traffic-jam along the airport road.
After a videoconference with the members of the Airport Environment Management Committee (AEMC) and others on Thursday, Patna divisional commissioner Sanjay Kumar Agarwal said, “People will be issued challans for unauthorized parking on both sides of the Peer Ali Marg near the airport from July 17.”
Agarwal, who is also the chairperson of the AEMC, asked city traffic superintendent of police (SP) D Amarkesh to depute men outside the airport to keep tabs on people who parked their vehicles in no-parking zones.
“Keeping in mind security reasons and the problem of traffic congestion, no unauthorized parking will be allowed near the airport. Challans will be issued to the violators,” the divisional commissioner said.
Agarwal directed Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) commissioner Himanshu Sharma to get street lights installed along the boundary wall of the Patna zoo near the airport.
He also asked the civic body to remove the meat and fish shops at Phulwarisharif in order to avoid bird strike.
He also said: “Pruning of trees near the airport and the zoo will be done by August 15 to make sure that flights land and take off safely”.
The meeting was virtually attended by the Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) commissioner, traffic superintendent of police (SP), airport director Bhupesh C H Negi, Airports Authority of India (AAI) officials and CISF commandant among other stakeholders.