L-G notifies new parking policy in Delhi | Fusion - WeRIndia

L-G notifies new parking policy in Delhi

L-G notifies new parking policy in Delhi

Delhites may soon lose the free parking facility as new parking rules will be implemented in the Nation’s Capital.

With these new rules, vehicle owners will have to pay a specified fee for parking their vehicles on designated streets and lanes.

The new rules are notified by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal in a new parking policy ‘Delhi Maintenance and Management of Parking Rules, 2017’ for the national capital.

These rules allow the government to charge for parking vehicles on designated streets and lanes in residential areas.

Before implementing these new rules, suggestions are sought from the public for a month. Subsequently, the transport department of the Delhi government will notify them with prescribed changes.

Here are the key points to know:

An apex monitoring committee will be formed to implement these new rules. The Committee would be headed by the chief secretary of the Delhi government.

All the civic agencies including MCDs and the DDA will come out with ‘Local Area Parking Plans’ within four months of notification of the new rules. Residential areas are also included in these areas.

The parking fees will be decided by the civic agencies after consulting with the Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) on chosen streets and lanes in residential areas.

Parking charges would be based on a base parking fee and levied accordingly.

Parking space for commercial vehicles to park them at nights will be identified by civic agencies. The charges will be levied accordingly.

The local area plans should have special provisions for differently-abled people.

E-rickshaws and other electric vehicles are also provided with special parking facilities in these plans.

The new rules also seek a ban of parking on footpaths and main roads. Any such vehicles are authorized to be towed away by the traffic police and civic agencies.

Towing away and daily custody charges will vary depending on the case ranging from ₹200 to ₹2,000.

Image credit: Photo by Haidan on Unsplash (Free for commercial use)

Image Reference: https://unsplash.com/photos/XcKeOMDXM5U

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.