Pink Parking introduced at mall in Odisha capital

Bhubaneswar: Taking up a special initiative, a shopping mall in the state capital has introduced ‘pink parking’ especially for women shoppers.

Keeping in view the rising numbers of women driving vehicles and inconveniences faced by them during parking, the Utkal Kanika Galleria Mall here has created a special parking bay, where only women will be allowed to park their vehicles. Besides, the authorities have also installed wall mirrors for refreshment of women visiting the mall.

The unique initiative is being welcomed women from all walks of life.

Traffic DCP Sagarika Nath said more and more women are driving cars these years. Dedicated parking space for them is a welcoming  initiative. “We hope more such parking spaces come up in and around malls and other places across the city and we create sustainable structures which is ultimately necessary for growth of a lively city.”

“We have been getting appreciation from everyone around us. As a community mall, we keep giving back to the society. We hope other malls get inspired by us and do the same,” Purnima Vaid, Director of Utkal Kanika Galleria Mall said.


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