Parking charges may undergo hike, says EPCA
NEW DELHI: The air quality of the Capital has become dangerous and to combat this situation, a Supreme Court-appointed body has suggested to trigger an increase in the parking fee for vehicles by up to four times in the next few days.
The Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) has launched the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) on Tuesday. The guidelines and the rules under this plan would be effective for four months from the date of the announcement. The Delhi government and the DPCC will work together with EPCA and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
Sunita Narain of EPCA said that parking fee may have to be hiked in Delhi, despite the fact that a parking policy is still being worked out if air pollution aggravates further and in case it touches alarming proportions "cars will have to be off the roads". It has implemented the "Very Poor" and "Severe" categories of the plant to control air pollution in the Delhi-NCR region.
The primary plan will be regarding air quality data collection. The CPCB will monitor the air quality of the Capital, based on this data EPCA will change the plan and implement.