Parking vehicles near homes, outside residential society premises and on streets shall entail a fee.
Nothing comes without a price. This quintessential proverb applies to the fast mushrooming population of cars in the city too. As per the new parking policy that is expected to be announced in October, people would have to pay and park their vehicles near homes, outside residential societies and residential streets.
So what are people saying? Many are actually welcoming the move like for instance the residents of housing societies who own more than one car. Since most residential societies allow parking space for only one car per household, people who own more than one car have to contend with the daily challenge of finding a parking spot on adjoining roads and streets. This clearly jeopardizes the security of the vehicle too. This category of people is lauding the revised parking norms as they clearly don’t mind paying a charge to secure a dedicated parking space.
“I think the new parking rules shall ensure the security of my vehicle and provide a dedicated parking slot too. We have three cars in the family out of which one is mine. I often come late in the night from office and face a tough time securing a parking slot outside my society. Even outsiders park their cars, so it becomes very chaotic. Therefore, I think it is a good initiative,” said Sudha Parihar, a resident of Ashirvad Aprtment in IP Extension.
Jatik Vaidya, a resident of Manas Apartment in Mayur Vihar 1 added, “Grabbing a parking slot has become a task across the city. I have no problem if I get a parking slot after paying some money.”
However, many people feel that the new policy will not work in residential colonies. They say that municipal corporations should develop a parking zone in each residential colony. “Imposing a charge on road side parking is not a good idea. MCDs should first provide for a proper parking area and then start charging,” said Umed Singh, a resident of United India Apartment in Mayur Vihar Extension.