New Delhi Municipal Council on Wednesday approved a hike in parking rates,which council officials said will be implemented in three months time.
A K Mishra,Director,Public Relations and Chief of Enforcement department said NDMC will be able to implement the new rates after inviting fresh tenders for its parking sites. We have a period of three months to implement the new parking rates, Mishra said.
The approval for a hike in parking rates was deferred in the last council meeting,after BJP MLA and member of council Karan Singh Tanwar objected to the rates.
According to the new rates,the hike will be the maximum for those parking their vehicle for two hours at a time,officials said. Sixty-seven per cent of the cars are parked for up to two hours,for which the percentage of increase in parking fee will be much as 300 per cent,officials said.
Council officials have proposed a rate of Rs 20 per hour as compared to existing rate of Rs 10. The rate will go up by Rs 20 for every one hour of parking space used.
The decision has come at a time when the citys three corporations have categorically rejected Lieutenant Governors direction to increase parking rates a month ago.
Officials have now suggested that NDMCs parking sites be divided in two categories A and B.
The council has 54 parking sites that have been divided in to five groups. Of these,13 parking lots were allotted on Bhagidari basis to various institutions and government offices.
The remaining 41 were divided in to five groups,which have been allotted on tender basis for a period ending March 31,2013.
Period New rates Existing rates % hike
0-30 minutes Rs 20 Rs 10 100%
0-1 hour Rs 20 Rs 10 100%
0-2 hours Rs 40 Rs 10 300%
0-3 hours Rs 60 Rs 20 200%
3-4 hours Rs 80 Rs 30 166%
4-5 hours Rs 100 Rs 40 150%
5-6 hours Rs 100 Rs 50 100%
6-7 hours Rs 100 Rs 60 66%
7-8 hours Rs 100 Rs 70 43%
8-9 hours Rs 100 Rs 80 25%
9-10 hours Rs 100 Rs 90 10%