Punjab mulls vehicle parking fee outside houses in Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar & 7 other cities

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Public parking policy notified for all 10 municipal corporations in Punjab to come in force by August 31

The Hush Post: The people living under the areas of 10 Municipal Corporations (MCs) in the state will have to bear the burden of paying parking fee for parking vehicles outside their houses. The local bodies  department of the Punjab government has notified this as a public parking  policy that is said to come in force by August 31, Hindustan Times reported  on Monday.

These 10 Municipal Corporations of the state are Ludhiana, Jalandhar Amritsar, Patiala, Pathankot, Phagwara, Hoshiarpur, Mohali, Bathinda and Moga.

The report said that according to the new policy, the office people, shopkeepers and others need to park their vehicles in off-street parking lots. More than more than three hours parking on on-street parking spaces has been discouraged in the policy that was notified on April 13.

The report said that parking fees and penalties will be fixed by the parking management bodies that would be set up locally. Videography of violations will be done and challans will be sent to the violators.

The policy recommends that all these cities will be divided into multiple parking zones and area parking plans, including integrated, plans will be framed.

On-street and off-street parking will also be demarcated. Each lane and street will have an earmarked space for ambulance and notified green areas, neighbourhood parks and green spaces will be kept parking- free, the report said.

The on-street and public-owned off-street parking spaces in each zone will be managed by a single operator and para-transit vehicles such as auto-rickshaws, taxis, e-rickshaws, cycle rickshaw are likely to be given priority at on-street parking spaces, the daily reported.


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