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Soon book a parking slot online, on phone

delhi Updated: Feb 08, 2011 22:39 IST
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You will soon be able to check availability of parking space at major commercial hubs on the internet, and book a slot for yourself by paying for it online.

Delhi government will soon start an IT-enabled parking facility at two of the busiest areas in the city — Greater Kailash Part-II and Bhikaji Cama Place.

If successful, the pilot project will then be adopted at other parking lots across the Capital.

As parking space shrinks and number of cars grow, senior Delhi government officials said hi-tech and automated parking lots are now the need of the hour. Officials said IT-enabled parking lots would help motorists check parking availability on not only Internet but on mobile phones also.

"This facility is available in at least 70 countries in the world. You can send a text message on a particular number to know the availability of parking space and park accordingly. Similarly, you can get same information through Internet and book a slot for yourself by paying up online," a senior IT department official said.

Automated parking lots would also provide motorists the opportunity to swipe their credit and debit cards to pay parking fee.

The IT department made a presentation on IT-enabled parking to chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday.

Officials said Dikshit has formed a committee under chief secretary Rakesh Mehta to examine and implementation of the project.