Chandigarh’s all 26 parking lots will be acquired by Arya Toll Infra Ltd, a Mumbai-based company for one year. The contract has been bagged by the Mumbai-based company at a price of Rs. 14.8 crore. The Mumbai-based company has promised to come up with a smart parking system in Chandigarh.
Chandigarh’s 26 parking lots are all set to go paid from next week. Presently, three parking lots are operating under a contractor. The parking rates will be the same till August end as they were before. The old charges for two-wheelers were Rs. 2 and for cars Rs. 5 and will be the same till August end.
Chandigarh Parking Lots Bagged By Mumbai Based Company
Arya Toll Infra Ltd, a Mumbai-based company has bagged the contract for all the parking lots of the city beautiful. The Chandigarh residents will be shelling out more money for parking their vehicles from September. The parking rates are expected to get doubled to Rs. 10 and the parking time will be four hours. Rs. 5 will be charged for every extra two hours of parking.
Two-wheelers will have to pay Rs. 5 and the parking time will be four hours and will have to pay additional Rs. 10 for every extra two hours. The new rates will be applicable from September ’17.
New Parking Rates Applicable From September 1, 2017
The new parking rates in Chandigarh which will be applicable from September 1, 2017:
- Four-Wheelers – Rs. 10 for four hours (Additional Rs. 10 for every extra two hours)
- Two-Wheelers – Rs. 5 for four hours (Additional Rs. 5 for every extra two hours)
How The New Parking System In Chandigarh Will Work
The Mumbai-based company who bagged the parking lots contract in Chandigarh said that they will be launching a mobile app which will help people know the real-time availability of parking. The residents of the city will be issued the rechargeable cards by the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation at e-sampark centres which will help them enter the parking lots. The new parking system will have automatic boom barriers.
Chandigarh people will again be helped a parking guy who will be available at all the parking lots in Chandigarh. However, the city people will have to pay more for the vehicle parking from September and that would definitely pinch a lot!
How The New Parking System Will Become A Problem For The Corporate People
The new parking system is definitely going to burn the pockets of corporate people in Chandigarh as they will have to pay 8 times for the parking of their vehicles from September. The usual office hours are 9 am to 6 pm which makes 9hours per day. Parking vehicles for 9 hours would cost Rs. 40 under the new parking system as Rs. 10 will be charged from 9 am – 1 pm and additional Rs. 30 will be charged till 6 pm.
People who commute by two-wheelers will be charged Rs. 20 for nine hours. There is also an SSS Monthly Pass which will cost Rs. 700 and will be valid at a single parking lot. The monthly pass for two-wheelers will cost Rs. 250 will also be valid at a single parking lot. However, under the smart parking system, people will have to shell out more money for parking their vehicles, they will also save time in finding parking space for their vehicles.
Source: Hindustan Times
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