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Tender process for parking sites to begin today

delhi Updated: Jan 29, 2013 01:39 IST
Hamari Jamatia

The North Delhi Municipal Corporation is likely to finalise the tendering process for 74 parking sites starting Tuesday. According to civic body officials, 35 of the 74 sites put up for auction were earlier being run illegally.

A new parking policy is being introduced as part of the new tendering process, making it mandatory for parking contractors to issue slips with hand-held devices apart from installing CCTV cameras for better monitoring.

The officials said all the parking sites under the new regime are likely to become operational by February.

"In the absence of fresh contr-acts, commuters were being harassed by organised gangs. Many instances of encroachment and over-charging were also reported," said a senior official.

According to officials, notices inviting tenders for all the parking lots were issued in the first week of January. The bid documents will be opened on Tuesday after which the tenders will be scrutinised. Apart from streamlining the functioning of the parking lots, officials said, the renewal of auction will generate about R15 crore revenue for the civic body.

"The civic unit owns 115 surface parking lots. Licences of several parking lots expired in 2010 and 2011. The renewal of contracts got stuck due to trifurcation and framing of the new parking policy. The auctioning is expected to raise revenue of around R15 crore," said an official, adding that the clauses of the new parking policy will be implemented strictly.