IMC to issue half-yearly, quarterly parking pass also
WITH IMPLEMENTATION of the new parking policy just over a week away the wheels are turning fast. Eager to ensure the scheme’s success the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) has tweaked the parking proposal to increase both parking pass categories and issuance venues.
Parking passes, originally limited to a year’s duration, will now also be available in half-yearly and quarterly variants. Charges for bi-annual passes have been fixed at Rs 300, 200 and 150 for four, three and two-wheelers respectively while bicycle owners would have to shell out Rs 70.
Quarterly parking passes will cost owners of cars, auto-rickshaws and two-wheelers Rs 175, Rs 110 and Rs 90 respectively with bicyclists being charged Rs 50 for a three month period.
Annual pass charges will, however, remain unchanged at Rs 440, Rs 220 and Rs 100 for cars, two-wheelers and bicycles respectively.
The decision to introduce half-yearly and quarterly passes came during a meeting to fine tune arrangements for the new parking policy, to become effective from April 1, 2006.
Under the new regime, the Corporation will allow vehicle owners to station their vehicles at any of its 21 parking lots, plus others to be developed at Pardesipura square, opposite IMC headquarters and next to Palasia police station, in return for a one-time payment.
The Corporation has also expanded the list of places from where passes are to be issued apart from the Collectorate and IMC headquarters.
Mayor-in-Council member incharge of Market Department Shanta Jhanwar: Initially, parking passes will be handed out at Rajwada and Kothari Market and issuance at other venues will begin within a month. The first batch of passes are likely to be issued to applicants on March 26 or 27.