Delhi

North civic body approves new terms for allotment of parking sites

Includes authorised parking, use of technology among others

The North Delhi Municipal Corporation’s Standing Committee has approved changes to the terms and conditions for allotment of parking sites to contractors on a licence-fee basis.

The changes deal with unauthorised parking, the use of technology in different aspects, tender requirements, and norms to be followed with regard to markings at the site.

These alterations in the parking policy, meant for all three municipal corporations, had been ordered by the Delhi High Court in September 2018.

They are based on recommendations made by a committee appointed by the court. The three corporations oversee a total of 251 parking sites in the city, according to their submission to the committee.

To address illegal parking, the policy stipulates the formation of a ‘Joint Action Committee’ (JAC), that comprises Delhi Police, Delhi Traffic Police, and municipal authorities.

They are tasked to clear illegally occupied or unauthorised parking sites.

Daily operations

It calls for daily operations and action against “delinquent officers” who fail to comply.

It also calls for video graphing of the handing over of a parking site between the contractor and the corporation officials as well as the DCP traffic of the area.

With regard to markings at the site, the policy states it must be ensured that they are made with yellow colour thermoplastic paint and that all parking sites have a uniform code of a “blue base with white text.”

The policy also calls for regularly updating the site map through videography and development of the corporation’s “311 apps” to receive public grievances regarding parking. With regard to tendering it states that “all parking sites should have a minimum of 3% space in all market places across the NCT of Delhi and minimum of 5% of such parking space exclusively for women”.

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