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Krishna Nagar Market likely to charge for on-street parking soon

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‘Civic body plans to tender out parking to private concessionaire’

East Delhi’s congested Krishna Nagar Market may soon witness on-street parking charges with the civic body planning to tender out the parking here to a private concessionaire, a senior official said.

The market is one of three sites in the city where the Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority (EPCA) has instructed the civic body to carry out pilot parking projects that may be replicated in other areas.

The EDMC had in the second week of October carried out a temporary pedestrianisation of the market, with multiple roads blocked for vehicles. The pilot project involved the deployment of several traffic policemen and municipal staff to keep a check on traffic movement and illegal parking.

Nodal officer in-charge, Assistant Commissioner Aman Rajput, said that the private contractor would be in-charge of various aspects such as barricading and security apart from which it would also turn parking here into a source of revenue.

The EDMC will soon issue a short-period tender for the same and hopes to have the system along with pedestrianised stretches in place by the first week of December, the official said.

Parking in the area is currently free, but as per the new parking policy by the Delhi government, Mr. Rajput pointed out, on-street parking is not permitted.

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