As the merchants in the city came out against the decision to restrict parking along main roads in the city, the Corporation authorities and the police are trying to put the blame back on commercial establishments for the present status of traffic obstructions being caused due to parking.

Ensuring that parking spaces available in multi-storey commercial establishments are properly utilised would solve half the problem, said K.J. Sohan, Town Planning Committee chairman of the Corporation. Following complaints that parking spaces are being used for its designated purposes, the City Police Commissioner M.R. Ajith Kumar, as instructed by then Transport Commissioner Sen Kumar, had initiated a special drive sometime back.