Expect a hassle-free parking experience while you visit your favourite shopping haunt in the city next time.
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has got a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Delhi Traffic Police for running 60 parking sites in the city. On an average these surface parking lots will create additional space for 6,000 cars at a given point of time.
The civic agency has sent a list of 200 odd parking lots to the traffic police out of which 35 have been given a go ahead. In addition to this, 25 additional sites have also bee given approval by them.
“The 35 parking lots have already been tendered and will be made operational. The additional 25 ones will be tendered by us soon and will be available for the people,” said a senior MCD official.
The civic body currently has only 116 odd surface parking lots. With the approval by the Delhi Traffic Police the number has gone up to 176. “We hope that the entire list of 200 parking lots will be approved by the traffic police,” added the official.
“We have given clearance to the MCD for a number of sites. We will be approving some more sites soon. All those sites where traffic flow is affected due to the presence of a parking lot will not be given approval,” said Satyendra Garg, joint commissioner of police (traffic).
Delhi Traffic Police had recently refused to give No Objection Certificate (NOC) to the MCD for running these parking lots. The civic agency had taken up the matter with them.
“In the absence of legal parking lots parking mafia were overcharging the people by running these sites illegally. It is better to legalise them rather than let it be run illegally,” added the official.