Motorists can view location, dimesions and availability of space at facility

Thanks to a tie-up between the city administration and Google, motorists in Chennai can now check out available parking lots in Adyar, Teynampet, Kodambakkam, Anna Nagar and Royapuram before heading there.

Motorists will be able to view the exact location of Corporation-owned parking lots on a road by visiting www.chennaicorporation. gov.in.

Not only will they be able to view the image of a parking lot, but also find the address, type of parking allowed and dimensions of the parking space.

Armenian Street, one of the designated parking lots overlaid on the map, has a length of 500 metres and width of 5 metres, from Mannady Street to Erabalu Street, for parking of cars and vans. Luz Church Road, another parking lot, extends to a length of 270 metres from Karpagambal Nagar to Vinayakar Temple.

Similar overlaying of parking lot information on Google Maps is yet to be done for the new city limits covering the zones of Sholinganallur, Ambattur and Tiruvottiyur.

Data available on the civic body’s website will help motorists avoid penalisation by the traffic police for violations, and plan their mode of transport even before they leave for their destination.

The complete range of information available online will be of great help, particularly in commercial neighbourhoods such as Purasawalkam and T. Nagar.

According to data on the civic body’s website, each car owner has to pay Rs. 5 for six hours of parking in a designated parking lot.

Parking of autos, motorcycles and cycles is free of cost. Private buses can park for a fee of Rs. 50 per day.

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