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Lack of parking space near Muthannankulam lake in Coimbatore

Lack of parking space near Muthannankulam lake in Coimbatore

Visitors to the Muthannankulam, which was developed into a leisure spot in the city under the smart city project, are incensed at the lack of parking space on the lakefront despite an increase in footfall.

Selvampathy and Kumarasamy lakes, located next to each other and separated by a weir, are jointly referred to as Muthannankulam. While Kumarasamy is spread across 71.7 acre, Selvampathy’s water spread area is 47.2 acre.
Inaugurated in May, the project was executed at a cost of Rs32 crore. Under the project, facilities such as a promenade, a children’s play area, and an amphitheatre were established.

Even as it has become a favoured leisure spot for locals, they are peeved by the absence of a parking lot.

“People enjoy spending time on the promenade as we do not have many leisure spots. But the absence of a parking space at the facility is a major issue faced by visitors,” said B Venkatesan, a resident of Ponnusamy Layout.

The absence of a parking space also results in many vehicles being parked on the side of Thadagam Road, causing problems for commuters. K Sanjana, another visitor, said that although there is some space available between the road and the compound walls, it can’t be immediately used as a parking space as it is dug up. “The space should be used for parking by laying a paver block surface,” added Sanjana.

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Corporation commissioner M Prathap said there was no space to create a parking lot at the lakefront, abutting the busy Thadagam Road. There is no space available on the other side of the road as well. “We will check the possibility of earmarking some space for parking,” he added.


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