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New Delhi: No More Free Parking for Delhilites

According to the latest report, parking your vehicle even near to your homes will be charged. As per the new rules, it has been decided that roadside parking in residential colonies will be allowed, but vehicle owners have to pay for it.

Last Wednesday, a meeting was held and the agenda regarding to parking issue was discussed. Anil Baijal, Indian Administrative Service officer reviewed the Management and Maintenance rules for the year 2017, which had been prepared by the transport department of Delhi. Transport minister, Kailash Gahlot along with some higher officials, civic agencies and traffic police was also a part of this meeting.

In the meeting it was decided that people who are going to park their vehicles on public roads in residential areas will be charged by a civic agency as per the RWAs. Vehicle owners will be charged double if they are parking the vehicle in public area in spite of having their own parking space.

As per the new rule, only the `base parking fee committee’ has the right to fix the parking rate chart and it will be headed by the transport commissioner.

The rules will be deployed very soon and it was also decided that the first hour charge for onstreet parking will be twice as compared to off-street parking. The committee has also decided to increase the parking fee on an hourly basis just to discourage the vehicle owners’ from parking in the streets.

To check out the implementation, a new apex monitoring committee will be deployed and it will be guided by the chief secretary.

Integrated parking plans and local area parking plans will be decided by the civic agencies and it will be an integral part of the Delhi Master Plan 2021. The civic agencies will also grant permission for overnight parking of transport vehicles in Delhi NCR region.

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