Bucking the trend?

2 days ago, meeting a friend at Coffee Day, 100 feet Road, Indiranagar (pic below) I had parked my bike in similar fashion:


Before you could say ‘Cheers’ cops simply lifted and towed it away. Reason: Apparently, there is/was only – what is called – ‘single line parking’ allowed there!

As there was no indication or warning sign painted by Coffee Day, I took up the issue with the Outlet Manager. After a couple of feeble attempts trying to placate the cops, he passed the buck back to me.

Deprived of 200 of it later, I cursed Coffee Day. I mean, come on. But not even I would have imagined that a fate such as being asked to pack their beans & shut shop would be the outcome!!

Apparently, the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike had decided (during coffee-time???) to flex its muscles and ordered overnight closure of many such outlets:

” …… as the BMP has issued warnings and shut down some of these places. The BMP has decided that these cafes were set up in setback areas of commercial buildings, when such spaces should be left alone.”

All this seems to have left a bitter taste in the mouth for many. I’m not surprised at this regressive steps being taken. The head honcho (!!) himself has been doing about-turns on various issues these days.

As a consolation, I’ve only this to say to all those experiencing caffiene withdrawal symptoms – “Chill madi, guru, head over to the near Darshini” and for just Rs 4 upwards, get total bang for your buck with true-blue filter kaapi!


2 Comments so far

  1. BangaloreGuy (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2006 @ 5:03 pm

    The single line parking is enforced at will. And without care for law. For example , if there’s an obstruction – like a huge stone block placed in the parking lot – no one gets fined, but if your bike/car is parked – and due to the obstruction crosses deemed “single line” then you’ll pay – and your bike anyway will be towed away.

  2. BNB (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2006 @ 11:39 am

    That looks like the Coffee Day on 100 ft road, not CMH Road.

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