To ensure that buses are not parked by the roadside at night, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi is planning to allow them to use the civic body's parking lots.
According to the MCD, its parking lots are entirely vacant at night and by allowing buses to be parked there it can also earn revenue. The civic agency is yet to determine the parking amount to be charged. At present, the MCD has about 150 surface parking lots under its jurisdiction.
An MCD official said: “We have received a request from bus associations that they don't have adequate space to park their buses at night and we have asked them to identify all the areas where parking space is needed by them. Thereafter we will make a zone-wise list and provide them space accordingly. The parking lots where buses would be allowed will be equipped with a cleaning station as well.”
The civic agency is also planning to use the parking lots for parking the e-rickshaws to be introduced by it soon.