Get ready to pay for parking from next month. Free parking may soon be a luxury, what with the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) keen on bringing back paid parking by implementing the new parking policy.

According to BBMP Commissioner M. Lakshminarayan, the new policy, which envisages bringing back paid parking, is pending with the standing committee.

“The government is keen that the parking policy be implemented. But since the term of the standing committees ended in April, the subject is pending. The BBMP council has also not been able to hold a subject meeting to decide on the matter,” he said.

He added that once the elections to the post of Mayor, Deputy Mayor and 12 standing committees are held, the new committee members will decide on the subject and send the same to the council for approval.

‘Elections will be postponed’

However, sources in the BJP, which is the Ruling Party in the BBMP council, told The Hindu that the elections to the standing committees that was scheduled for September 4 will be postponed. The elections to the different panels will now be held between September 15 and 25. “The elections were postponed as the city in-charge and Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy is out of town. Once he returns, the date for the election to the panels will be decided,” sources added.

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