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Chandigarh, get ready to pay double for parking from November 1

App launched: Cost to increase, even as the system promises that you can book your slot; better security etc; app is downloadable from Oct 25

punjab Updated: Oct 23, 2017 12:53 IST
Hillary Victor
Parking in Sector 17.
Parking in Sector 17. (HT File )

All 26 parking lots in the city will go smart by November 1. This is was disclosed on the day the parking contractor launched an App to let residents know the status of parking availability in real time.

Shell out more for smart cards, 430 CCTVs and boom barriers
  • The company has launched an App to let residents know the status of parking availability in real time. The App is downloadable from Tuesday (October 25).
  • The residents be given the facility to prepare smart rechargeable cards for entering the lots at e-sampark centres.
  • Parking lots will be equipped with automatic boom barriers.
  • Also, 430 CCTV cameras will be installed. One can make the payment through the app.
  • To ensure that the contractor does not fleece, there is a provision of fine. The contract will stand cancelled after five violations

The new system will mean two things.

One, parking your car will now cost double per entry straightway, at Rs 10 per entry, and Rs 10 after every two hours therafter. Second, parking lots will be equipped with automatic boom barriers.

Also, 430 CCTV cameras will be installed.

You can pay using App

The App — available for downloads for residents on October 25 — will serve several functions for residents to know the status of parking availability in real time, online bookings for parking, map of the route to find the nearest parking and the facility to offer feedback. One can also make the payment through the App.

The new rates
  • Cars: Rs 10 (per entry valid for 4 hours), Rs 10 (every two hours thereafter)
  • Two-wheelers: Rs 5 (per entry valid for 4 hours), Rs 5 (every two hours thereafter)

A two-wheeler will be charged Rs 5 for first four hours and Rs 5 after every two hours. Now, there is a flat rate of Rs 5 per entry for car and Rs 5 per entry for two-wheelers.

Speaking to HT, MC commissioner Jatinder Yadav said, “We gave an ultimatum to the contractor and he is complying.” Sandeep Bhora, project head of the Mumbai-based firm, that is manning the lots, said, “We will launch smart parking from November 1,” Bhora added.