LG chairs meeting on availability of parking sites with civic bodies
NEW DELHI: Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Friday chaired a meeting to review the availability of parking sites in Delhi at Raj Niwas.
East Delhi Municipal Commissioner informed the LG that it has 51 surface parking lots in its area. 71 additional sites have also been identified.
North Delhi Municipal Corporation told the LG that it contains 93 surface parking lots, with a capacity of around 24,000 vehicles. Six multi-level parking lots are currently operational, while 17 sites for more such lots have been identified.
South Delhi Municipal Corporation apprised that out of a potential 102 surface parking lots, 81 are operational in its area. Further, three multi-level sites are operational.
Baijal urged that for smooth roll out of proposed parking policy, focus should be on adequate parking for residents of Delhi to minimise inconvenience.
He directed all stakeholders and concerned agencies to identify busy stretches and declare them as 'no parking zone', so that traffic congestion due to unauthorised parking on these roads can be eased.
Baijal also desired that congested roads/stretches should be mapped by local bodies to identify adequate existing/potential parking sites in their vicinity for development of these sites. He stressed that priority should be given to building multi-level parking lots.