Is your car parked on Delhi government land?
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Is your car parked on Delhi government land?

This is what an MCD, DDA or PWD official may ask you if you’ve parked your car on the road outside your society. Maybe it's time to start looking for a proper parking space.

Is your car parked on Delhi government land?

If you happen to park your car outside the premises of your housing society anywhere in Delhi, a government official may soon contact you asking for details of your vehicle parked on government land. The official could be from Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), Delhi Development Authority (DDA) or Public Works Department (PWD).

If your car is used frequently, you will be asked to put a sticker on it that says "Car is in use". If not, the authorities will not let you park your vehicle on their land.

The move comes after Delhi Lieutenant-Governor (LG) Anil Baijal, on February 3, asked DDA, MCD and PWD to tackle the problem of illegal parking and take appropriate action to decongest roads. 

Virendra Jain, a zonal engineer with East Delhi Municpal Corporation (EDMC), told City Spidey that the directive will be implemented in residential colonies too.

Several group housing societies do not have adequate parking space due to the increasing number of vehicles. Every parking slot is allocated to a flat and, therefore, the managing committees usually allow only one car to be parked within the society. So many residents have to park their cars outside on the roads, which come under MCD or PWD.

Residents, however, agree there should be a proper mechanism for allowing parking on roadsides. “There is no such problem in my colony at the moment, but with the number of vehicles increasing every year, people may have to fight with one another to get parking space. So a proper system is in order,” says SC Bhatia, general secretary of Vasundhara Enclave CGHS.