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Unable to find a clear line about the mode of congestion tax, the Delhi Government is all set to conduct a costly study to levy/tax on congestion in the national Capital. As per the proposal, the study that will cost Rs 20 crore will be completed in nine months. The policy could be implemented through Build Operate Transfer (BOT) method.

The transport infrastructure contibutes substantially to the state's economy. Parking is a essential component of the transportation system. The parking strategy is associated with the demand and accessibility of parking lots. Against this backdrop, this study aims at analysing the demand and supply of vehicle parking in Chennai city. The various aspects of parking characteristics such as turnover, duration of parking, accumulation and volume in the parking spaces are discussed in this paper.

A congestion charge on cars that crowd the Capital is one of the options the government is considering to clean the air in the city ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

The Delhi govern ment is planning to levy congestion charges on motorists for driving in congested areas of the capital before the Commonwealth Games.

In future, car owners in Delhi may have to shell out money for passing through congested areas of the city. This follows a judgement of the Delhi High Court directing the city authorities to consider all options to clear road congestion. This may include deterrent measures like levying congestion fees on private cars passing through crowded areas.

Cars may drive growth and aspirations, but they can never meet the commuting needs of urban India. Cars choke cities, harm public health and guzzle more oil. More than a half of our cities, especially the smaller ones, are getting smothered by critical levels of pollution and congestion.

Global experience bears out that parking management is one of the most powerful instruments to reduce travel by personal vehicles that also influences commuting choices in favour of public transport.

To alleviate traffic congestion in Central London, the Mayor introduced the Congestion Charging Scheme (CCS) in February 2003.

Parking demand is insatiable but globally, a new set of parking principles are being adopted to restrain parking demand and personal vehicle usage to cut traffic volume, pollution and energy guzzling.

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