Delhi’s new parking plan can cost you ₹1,000 for 10 hrs workday
New Delhi has 3.3 million four-wheelers and 7.3 million two-wheelers. Nearly 500 new cars are added on a daily basis.
A committee of Delhi government and senior civic officials has come up with a formula under which parking a car in areas such as Connaught Place for a 10-hours on a workday may cost you nearly ₹1,000. This could become a reality if the recommendations are accepted, reported The Hindustan Times
This new parking plan comes at a time when there have been growing calls to dissuade private vehicle use for this only adds to pollution in the city which entered the ‘very poor’ category on Wednesday, October 16.
According to a report in Hindustan Times, The base parking fee (BPF) committee, headed by the city’s transport commissioner, has suggested that the base fee for four-wheelers be ₹10 per hour and ₹5 for two-wheelers. While the proposed minimum fare may appear lesser than existing fee of ~20 and ~10 per hour for the two categories, government officials and officials from the four civic agencies said the base fee will be multiplied by factors depending on the four parameters: parking spot, duration, location, and time of the day.
New Delhi has 3.3 million four-wheelers and 7.3 million two-wheelers. Nearly 500 new cars are added every day.