THE MOBILE app by which residents can book space to park cars at parking lots in advance, has finally been prepared by the company managing the parking lots.
Residents would be able to download the mobile app from Google play store only after October 25 when it would be formally inaugurated. Until now, the app facility which the company had to provide was being delayed. It was to be launched on July 19 but because of internal software issues, it was delayed.
With the help of the app, before beginning for their destination, people could book space in the sector they were visiting. Booking can be done through a smartphone free of cost and the real time status of how much space available was to be known via the app. Mumbai-based Arya Toll Infra Limited has been allotted the Rs 14.78-crore parking contract of Chandigarh.
Also, new rates for the parking are likely to be implemented after October 25. Sandeep Bhora, project coordinator of the company, said that the app would officially be launched between October 25 and November 1 as the date would be fixed in consultation with the civic officials. There are 26 parking lots, including the multilevel parking lot. An internal application is already under operation but that is meant for the parking operators where they would feed the vehicle number and the parking slip would be generated automatically.
The smart parking facilities had to be made available for the residents in September when the rates had to be implemented but because of no facilities till now, the new rates have not been implemented. The company officials have been claiming that there has been a delay in the electricity connection too which has to be given by the electricity department. Due to this, CCTV cameras could not be installed at all parking lots. Also, MC had to carry out repairs of certain stretches in the parking lots.