DMRC's new parking policy to benefit Smart Card users
Parking vehicles at Delhi Metro Parking is likely to become expensive soon, as Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is planning a new parking policy.
The trial has already begun at the Metro parking at Sector-18, Rohini.
However, commuters who use smart cards for Metro rides will get an exemption of 10 per cent discount on parking charges at DMRC the parking bay.
The Corporation is planning to revise the charges of its 96 parking lots, where existing rates are Rs 20 for six hours, Rs 30 for 12 hours and Rs 40 for more than 12 hours.
As per the revise parking charges, an hour will cost Rs 20, five hours will cost Rs 50 and 10 hours will cost Rs 100.
According to an official of DMRC: "The Corporation is upgrading the facilities at parking lots and only travellers will be liable to park the vehicles at the parking bay. Apart from this, Smart Card can be used to pay the parking charges."
However, this discount will be applicable only after the commuter completes his or her Metro journey and the AFC will take out the vehicle in the parking lot within 60 minutes of coming out of the Metro's station's gate.
Sources at DMRC said: "To promote 'Park and Ride', we are working on a new parking policy.
In a parking lot in Rohini, the fee is being charged with the facilities, but the discount is not yet available. There is a separate system for CCTV and separate spaces for each vehicle."
According to sources, the primary objective will be to inspire commuters to use 'park and ride' facilities and curb their misuse by non-Metro users.
Besides several mechanised facilities, the policy will improve passenger facilities such as toilets, and clearly marked areas for four and two-wheelers and cycles, as well as for differently-abled commuters.