Delhi: L-G Anil Baijal orders ‘no tolerance zones’ to tackle illegal parking in city

The DMRC was directed to work out parking slots for para-transit vehicles and underground parkings for public convenience.

By: Express News Service | Published: March 16, 2017 3:58 am
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In the third meeting on growing parking problems in the capital, Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Wednesday directed authorities to identify roads and commercial streets as “No Tolerance Zone” for illegal parking. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) was directed to work out parking slots for para-transit vehicles and underground parkings for public convenience. “It was felt that instead of uniform parking charges in the entire MCD area, there should be differential charges depending on the area and demand,” officials said.

“It was decided that roads and commercial streets will be identified as ‘No Tolerance Zone’, under which road discipline, parking and vehicle movement on particular road stretches will be enforced strictly by authorities, including Traffic Police. It was also discussed that roads should be categorised on the criteria of density, width and connectivity,” officials said.

The L-G said, “Digitised short stay parking areas are to be encouraged by MCDs, NDMC and DDA. The MCDs and other agencies should strictly monitor contracts of parking lots.” On road cutting and digging work permissions, the L-G directed that all agencies which have underground services and networks should ensure that no damage is done to facilities of other agencies, and contractors should be charged for time overruns, if projects are not completed on time.

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    Atul Batra
    Mar 17, 2017 at 7:23 am
    A fantastic thought which now needs to be implemented, adhered, planned and managed by all key;br/gt;While this gets implemented, small and vacant pieces of lands lying unutilised should be turned into parking lots and become viable for public as well as Govt;br/gt;In addition to this, an app should be introduced to view parking lot and space available, enabling people to plan their travel within Delhi and also for those intending to come into Delhi for visit or commercial/official purpose.
    1. R
      Mar 16, 2017 at 8:33 pm
      Accept the recommendation with a rider that embly elections to Delhi will also be held together as the same EVMs were used then.
      1. S
        Mar 16, 2017 at 12:48 am
        instal the AUTOMATIC ARM SWIPE MACHINE at incoming and out going gate as is already in western countries instead of giving contract to the contractor from very first day which will fetch a good amount of returns to the exchequer. LINE MARKING on the roads should be mandatory which will reduce the accidents and give rise to smooth movement to the vehicle. KACHARA GADI movement should be organised during night time. They should be provided with RED beacon light at the top of the vehicle instead of ministers car (It s seen in Australia that provision is made to dispose of the city waste in a quicker manner ) Inspectors who keep a watch over these Kachra Gadi should be given scooter to pursue the cleanliness ( This is done in Mumbai and results are fine)