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(MiC) clears new parking proposal

PAYING UNCONSCIOUS homage to former Municipal Commissioner P Narhari the 10-member Mayor-in-Council (MiC) cleared the new parking policy proposal at a meeting on Thursday evening.

india Updated: Mar 18, 2006 13:12 IST

PAYING UNCONSCIOUS homage to former Municipal Commissioner P Narhari the 10-member Mayor-in-Council (MiC) cleared the new parking policy proposal at a meeting on Thursday evening.

Under the new regime, to become effective from April 1, 2006, the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) will take over parking lots being run by private contractors and operate these through gun-wielding ex-servicemen provided courtesy of the District Sainik Kalyan Board.

As reported by the Hindustan Times on February 6, the Corporation will issue annual passes allowing motorists to station their vehicles at any of 21 IMC-owned parking lots (see box) in return for a one-time yearly payment.

The civic body is also mulling bringing lots near Palasia Police Station, Pardesipura Square and opposite the Corporation headquarters entrance into the fold.

Passes for four-wheeled vehicles will cost Rs 440 while those for two-wheeled vehicles would be priced at Rs 220 while non-pass holders will have to shell out Rs 25 and Rs 15 per day.

Annual parking charges for bicycles have been fixed at Rs 100 while those without passes will have to fork out Re 1 per day for stationing cycles at the parking lot.

Those without passes will be granted a grace period to get the permits after which they would be penalised. The takeover of parking lots was the brainchild of former Commissioner P Narhari who wanted to rid motorists of the headaches of multiple parking payments and the menace of haggling over rates with crooked attendants.

The IAS officer worked for months on the idea but was transferred when the proposal was on the verge of implementation. At the meeting on Friday, the MiC also took up a proposal to begin the second phase of Nandlalpura vegetable complex.

Additionally, a committee was constituted to make recommendations for implementation of Sirpur Lake conservation plan prepared by the Madhya Pradesh Lake Conservation Authority. MiC members Lalit Porwal, Munnalal Yadav, Rajendra Rathore, Chandu Shinde, Shankar Yadav have been included in the committee.