North Delhi to get 40 new parking sites
Forty new authorised parking sites armed with closed circuit television cameras (CCTVs) and sensors to record vehicle movement will come up across north Delhi. Hamari Jamatia reports.delhi Updated: Jul 10, 2012 23:10 IST
Forty new authorised parking sites armed with closed circuit television cameras (CCTVs) and sensors to record vehicle movement will come up across north Delhi.
These sites will be located at key markets and prominent locations such as Karol Bagh, Ashok Vihar, Rani Maidan and Ramlila Maidan, etc. Many of these areas already have parking lots, but without proper facilities such as attendants and security measures.
With the new contracts, the sites will have attendants with hand-held security devices.
The North Municipal Corporation will also make it mandatory for the new contractors to install CCTV cameras so that movement of vehicles and people can be monitored.
"In the last meeting of the remunerative project cell, officials were directed to change the existing terms and conditions of contract to include installation of CCTV cameras along with some other changes," said an official.
In December 2011, then special commissioner (traffic) Bhim Sen Bassi had asked the erstwhile Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to bring all its parking lots under CCTV surveillance.
But due to fund crunch, the corporation could not do so. The municipal elections further delayed the move.
The North Corporation currently operates 119 parking sites. Contracts have been already awarded for 76 sites. "Tenders for the remaining 43 will be called soon but new clauses such as installation of CCTV cameras will be incorporated in the terms and conditions," added the official.
The corporation is also planning to make it mandatory for contractors to install sensors that will record the entry and exit of vehicles.
"By installing sensors, the corporation will be able to check the number of vehicles parked in a day at a particular parking site," stated an official.
First Published: Jul 10, 2012 23:09 IST