Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal chaired a meeting of officials on Friday to review the availability of parking sites in the Capital. He stressed that road stretches adjacent to parking sites must be declared “no-parking zones”.
He also urged a smooth rollout of the proposed parking policy with the focus on providing adequate parking for residents to minimise inconvenience.
Baijal directed all stakeholders and concerned agencies to identify the stretches where multi-level parking, stack parking or surface parking exist so that traffic congestion due to unauthorised parking on these roads can be eased.
He said congested roads and stretches should be mapped by local bodies to identify potential parking sites in their vicinity. He added that if no sites are available nearby, then those at a reasonable distance should be identified which can be put to use through integration with a shuttle service.
Baijal said in view of the large number of vehicles and limited number of parking sites, priority should be given to upgrading the sites to multi-level stack parking instead of surface parking. He said the issues of last-mile connectivity must be simultaneously addressed for a comprehensive solution to traffic decongestion and passenger convenience.
Present at the meeting were Kailash Gahlot, Transport Minister of Delhi, Delhi Chief Secretary and officials from NDMC and DDA.