From this May, you will not get fleeced at civic-owned parking lots across the city, said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), which is just a step away from rolling out an online system to monitor these parking spaces.
The proposal for the parking system is expected to be sent to the standing committee for final approval next week, said Aseem Gupta, additional municipal commissioner. “The system is expected to be implemented from May.”
According to the plan, all 92 BMC parking lots will be linked to a centralised server and the staff at each of these lots will be given handheld devices to register the details of the vehicles that are parked there.
The devices, which will have parking charges set in them, will automatically generate receipts based on the entry and exit times of your vehicle, so you will not be overcharged. Motorists will be given receipts with all details.
The BMC-appointed contractors have been overcharging motorists, as was revealed during HT’s campaign on the city’s parking woes.