CCTVs for parking lots in NDMC areas, hike in rates likely

New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has proposed a hike of up to 300 per cent in parking rates for four-wheelers in the capital. The proposal is to be tabled in a council meeting on Thursday. If approved, the new rates will be applicable in the NDMC's jurisdiction from April 2013.

According to the officials, 67 per cent of vehicles are parked for up to two hours and the fare for that bracket will be hiked the most — up to 300 per cent. According to the proposal, the revised fares for four-wheelers are Rs 20 for one hour and Rs 40 for two hours, up from Rs 10 for both categories. For three hours, the proposed rate is Rs 60; for fours hours, it is Rs 80; and for five to 10 hours, it is Rs 100.

Officials have also proposed electronic surveillance in all parking lots. "We have suggested that backups of footage should be stored for 20 days and the CCTV cameras should be linked to nearest police stations," a senior official said.

The council has 54 parking sites in its jurisdiction, divided into five groups. Officials have suggested that these sites be divided into two categories: A and B. Of these, 13 parking lots were allotted on bhagidari basis to various institutions and government offices. The remaining 41 parking lots were divided into five groups, which have been allotted on tender basis till March 31,2013.

"There should be a common tariff card for Category A parking lots, and the rates should be between Rs 20 (per hour) and Rs 100 (per day). For Category B, the rate is from Rs 10 (per hour) and Rs 50 (per day). The rate for two-wheelers would be half of that for cars, and buses should be charged four times the parking charge for cars," a senior official said.

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