Updated: June 30, 2021 7:13:25 pm
Three years after it approved the parking policy for two-wheelers and four-wheelers, the PCMC will finally begin its implementation from July 1. Initially, the ‘pay and park’ policy will be implemented in 80 spots on 13 major roads across the industrial city.
It will be for the first time this policy is being implemented in Pimpri-Chinchwad. The city has faced numerous traffic issues due to haphazard parking on roads.
“From July 1, the pay and park policy will be rolled out on 13 roads. It will be available in 80 spots and implemented in coordination with the traffic police,” said PCMC executive engineer Shrikant Savane.
The roads on which the parking policy will be implemented include Nigdi to Walhekarwadi, Aundh-Ravet Road, Old Pune-Mumbai highway, Kalewadi Phata to Dehu-Alandi, Nashik Phata to Moshi, Tilak Chowk to Big India Chowk, Nashik Phata-Wakad BRTS Road, Thergaon Gaonthan Road, Prasundam Society Road, Telco Road, Spine Road and Prasudham Society Road.
For two-wheelers and three-wheelers, Rs 5 will be charged per hour at parking lots. Similarly, Rs 10 will be charged for cars and tempos, Rs 25 for other light vehicles like mini buses. For private buses and heavy vehicles, Rs 100 will be charged on an hourly basis.
Savane said these charges will be applicable from 8 am to 11 pm. “However, during the night Rs 25 will be charged per hour for parking,” he added.
During the night, trucks and private buses are seen parked on all major roads of the industrial city. Savane said, “Parking lots for trucks have been made at Walhekarwadi. Similarly, on Telco Road too heavy vehicles can be parked. Private buses will be parked at Kalewadi.”
Savane also said they had surveyed roads on which vehicles were being parked haphazardly. “Accordingly, we decided to set up parking lots on these roads. Once the policy is implemented, we expect traffic issues to ease on these roads,” he said.
Savane further said a total of 450 spots will be used as parking lots. “Initially, only 80 spots will be available. In the next six months, we will set up parking lots at all 450 spots. We will also increase the number of roads where more parking spots will come up,” he said.
Besides parking spots on the street, the PCMC has also made arrangements for parking off the street under flyovers.
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