in the face of stiff opposition from consumer forums, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (nmc) has approved four of the 72 proposed pay-and-park zones. Vehicles can now be parked along the stretch between Khamla Chowk and Punjab National Bank in Pande Lay Out, between Gajanan High School and Mhalgi Nagar Square in Mhalgi Nagar, between Bombay Garments and Central Avenue Road and between

THE controversial tax on long-stay car parking in central Melbourne is here to stay, despite a review of the $820 levy beginning next year.
Roads Minister Tim Pallas has signalled the tax, which aims to reduce road congestion, will remain and has the backing of Premier John Brumby.
"The Government sees no reason why that levy can't continue to operate," Mr Pallas told radio station 3AW.
"The Premier's view has been that he sees the continuation of the tax as being appropriate."

Motorists owe more than $50 million just to Melbourne's inner city councils and a large part of that is written off as doubtful debt.
At last count, Victorian councils were owed a total $140 million in unpaid parking fines and associated fees, according to the Municipal Association of Victoria.
Since then, in 2006, the State Government introduced sanctions for fine-dodgers, including wheel clamping or suspension of registration.
Attorney-General Rob Hulls said yesterday the new measures were sending "a clear message to the community that ignoring your fines does not make them go away".

Delhi municipality proposes low annual parking fee at a time when stiff parking fees are fast becoming an effective deterrent against car purchasing the world over, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi is contemplating reduced parking charges. The municipality has a proposal for a yearly levy which will tantamount to vehicle owners paying far less than what they currently pay for parking.

New Delhi:If you are in Delhi and own a car, then surely you must have faced a problem with parking. Especially, on a weekend the struggle to park your car in a crowded market area or multiplex increases ten times. According to a report there are a total of 18 lakh registered passenger cars in Delhi.

Mumbai, June 30 Next on the agenda: only off-street parking In a move to discourage people from bringing private vehicles to the business district, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is all set to increase parking charges after 16 years by four times. Next on the agenda: parking on streets will be banned and off-street parking will soon be introduced.

Parking is an essential component of the transportation system. Parking management can significantly reduce the number of parking spaces required in a particular situation, providing a variety of economic, social and environmental benefits.

Public transport is the only answer to congestion and pollution The present crisis demands new solutions. And the solution is public transport, for space to accommodate cars is limited and

On April 21, a small stretch of road in a congested corner of south Delhi, one of the most polluted cities in the world, turned into an epicentre of chaos, confusion and downright indignation.

On the hike in parking charges proposed during an Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) meeting, MCD and DDA said they have received the minutes of the meeting and were working out the modalities. They added that it was too early to give out details of the new set-up.