North civic body to hand out automated parking slips

Attendants at North Delhi Municipal Corporation’s 119-odd parking spaces will hand out receipts from automated machines,instead of the regular handwritten slips,as part of the civic agency’s drive to streamline these facilities.

Written by Priyanka Sharma | New Delhi | Published:June 23, 2012 2:12 am

Attendants at North Delhi Municipal Corporation’s 119-odd parking spaces will hand out receipts from automated machines,instead of the regular handwritten slips,as part of the civic agency’s drive to streamline these facilities.

This has been proposed following widespread complaints of parking contractors and their men duping and overcharging people at these sites. Other than computerised slips,CCTVs will be installed at the entry and exist gates. This was decided at a recent meeting of North Corporation,chaired by Mayor Meera Aggarwal.

At present,none of the civic agency’s parking lots has the automated system that gives a printout stating the car’s number and check-in time.

“It has been noticed that private contractors often dupe people and unauthorised parking spaces have also increased significantly. Machines to give out slips at the entrance and CCTVs constantly monitoring the parking lots will help us get rid of the problems,” Mahendra Nagpal,North corporation’s Leader of the House,said.

The corporation has appointed contractors for around 76 parking sites,while tenders would soon be floated for the remaining 43.

“The system will ensure transparency. New contractors will have to install the parking machines and CCTV cameras at the entrance and exit gates,” V P Pandey,Deputy Chairman of the North Corporation’s standing committee,said.

The corporation has also decided to identify new locations to set up parking sites.

Sources said the civic agency would convert land reserved for community centres and dispensaries into parking space.

“People have been illegally parking cars at community parks because parking lots in their localities didn’t have space. We will talk to residents and see if these parks can be turned into parking lots,” Nagpal said.

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