Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: With officials of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Shamshabad deciding to revoke the 15-minute free parking facility at the main car parking area from Sunday midnight, motorists have to pay Rs.30 and Rs.50 for both economy and premium parking respectively for first 30 minutes.

However, there is no revision of any parking fees currently enforced at the airport for long-term and premium car parking, two-wheeler, coach and cargo truck parking for first two hours and more.

“We have decided to cancel the free parking facility for the first 15 minutes as many vehicle owners are misusing it,” said GMR Chief Commercial Officer Viswanath Attaluri.

The removal of free parking facility would help decongest the arrival ramp for easy movement of vehicles. “The arrival ramp would be closed for people except for those vehicles exiting from the car parking area,” according to a press release issued here on Saturday.

Charges

The facility was provided for the convenience of passengers ever since the inauguration of the airport three months ago and a convenient parking facility with a capacity to cater more than 3,000 vehicles was provided near the airport. The parking charges for cars (long term) is Rs. 70 for first two hours and Rs. 35 for each subsequent hour up to a maximum of Rs. 350 for 24 hours.

Car parking (premium) is Rs. 120 for first two hours and Rs. 60 for each subsequent hour up to a maximum of Rs. 600 for 24 hours. Two wheeler parking charges are – Rs.15 for first two hours and Rs. 10 for each subsequent hour up to a maximum of Rs. 100 for 24 hours.