Parking policy Chandigarh: Community Parking, a smart parking solution for the city, says Adviser

Parking policy chandigarh

Chandigarh, June 10

The City Beautiful has high car density ownership which leads to congestion on the city roads. The residents seem to face grave parking problems within residential, commercial and institutional areas. Keeping these factors into consideration, the Chandigarh Administration notified a parking policy in the year 2020.

Sh. Dharam Pal, Adviser to the Administrator chaired a meeting today to discuss the implementation of Parking policy in the city

The aim of this policy was to reduce & resolve the chaotic parking situation in the city. The policy focusses on strict enforcement to prevent misuse of limited resources, reclaim the right of way of pedestrians and restrict parking of vehicles on invaluable greens of the city.

The Administration intended to have a dynamic parking policy which constantly change with the ever-increasing number of vehicles.

The Adviser directed the officials to explore the apt ways to implement this policy on ground. A dedicated team of professionals will begin this process from sectors like sector 35,22,15 to understand the obstructions faced during the on ground implementation in these congested areas.

The forum discussed at length the feasibility of  community parking. It was found that this initiative could prevent the parking chaos in the city. The large spaces of the schools, institutions etc can be utilised in the non working hours to accommodate more vehicles at one place.

Sh. Dharam Pal asked the Commissioner, Municipal Corporation to create the RFP for digitising the congested parking places.

After digitising and implementing smart parking solutions, people will easily find a vacant spot to park their cars, book slots, and pay digitally instead of waiting in long queues to pay in cash.

Sh. Nitin Kumar Yadav, Home Secretary, Ms. Anindita Mitra, Commissioner Municipal Corporation, Sh. Yash Pal Garg, CEO Chandigarh Housing Board, Ms.Manisha Chaudhary, SSP ( Traffic) and other officers of Chandigarh Administration attended the meeting.