Uniform parking rates across Delhi and higher charges for surface parking as against multi-level parking are some of the suggestions that have been cleared “in-principle” by all stakeholders at a m

JAIPUR: With number of vehicles increasing manifold and parking areas becoming a major problem, the state government is planning to draw a parking policy for the city.

The policy will be drawn taking cue from the model parking policy of the Union government. In this regard, a meeting chaired by principal secretary (urban development and housing) G S Sandhu was held to discuss on the issues proposed for parking policies. Officials of traffic department, Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) and Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) were also present in the meeting.

New Delhi: The city might be looking at a hike in parking rates soon and change in parking policies as stakeholders have agreed, in principle, that such solutions need to be found for Delhi’s parki

Lieutenant-Governor Tejendra Khanna on Thursday called a meeting of all stakeholders to draw a consensus on “substantially increasing” parking charges in the city in a bid to reduce congestion in t

The Environmental Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority (EPCA) presentation on a new parking policy for Delhi before the Lieutenant-Governor on Thursday argued that the rate of parking for surface parking should be kept higher than multi-level parking facilities.

Other suggestions related to pricing made by Ms. Sunita Narain and Mr. Bhure Lal at the meeting on behalf of EPCA were to keep parking rates variable based on peak and non-peak hours, number of hours parked, and different categories of lands and colonies.

Aims to discourage parking on roads, use of private vehicles

The Capital looks all set to have a new parking policy meant to regulate parking on the roads while placing a restraint on use of public space by private vehicles, thus creating an incentive to use public transport. A series of suggestions made at a meeting called by Lieutenant-Governor Tejendra Khanna on Thursday to address the city’s parking woes include revision of parking fees to make parking on roads more expensive than parking at street-level, or in underground and multi-storey parking lots.

JAIPUR: To curb parking menace in the city, the civic bodies have geared up to develop parking lots in the city. Acting on the directions of the empowered committee that was constituted to develop Pink City as a world-class city, the civic bodies have identified areas to develop in the city.

On Tuesday, in a meeting chaired by Kuldeep Ranka the Jaipur development commissioner (JMC), directions were given to the officials to issue work orders for developing parking near Jal Mahal and Gandhi Nagar station areas.

New Delhi: After the transport department sought views on a hike in parking rates, most people seemed to agree that a “proper” parking policy was needed.

In order to tune into a sustainable transport in the City, the State government should take some bold steps like banning free parking, said Prof T G Sitharam, Chairman, Centre for Infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning (CiSTUP), IISc.

Speaking at a seminar on “Green Economy: The way forward for sustainable public transport,” organised by the KSRTC, Sitharam said the first step needed was to ban free parking in the City. Also, congestion tax needs to be introduced in the Central Business District (CBD) areas, which would force commuters to use public transport, he said.

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.

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