MPA's new parking management plans to take off by August at 3 wards in Mumbai

Mumbai Parking Authority aims to create decentralized & comprehensive ward parking plans to ensure civic order in the city.

The BMC's new agency, Mumbai Parking Authority (MPA), has slated the implementation of a comprehensive, strategic and decentralised ward parking plan, most likely by August. As per officials, the new parking management strategy will be introduced as a pilot strategy at three administrative wards here, namely the Grant Road (D), Andheri west (K-West) and Bhandup (S). Provision for pre, online bookings will be enabled at these new spaces. While officials are still working on the parking fees for the new holdings, it is pegged to significantly slash the current rates.

Identifying & optimising parking spaces in Mumbai

The Mumbai Parking Authority studied the parking landscape in the city via a conclusive month-long survey. The body analysed available parking spaces, parking requirements for commercial and private vehicles, the duration of parking, pick-up and drop services alongside loading and unloading facilities, to strategically assign dedicated spots at available spaces for these.

Officials have further highlighted that MPA has also studied data in a combination with the length and width of the roads, to check the feasibility of parallel and roadside parking. Traffic flow, parking space requirement and other factors will be categorised to identify and optimise parking spaces, as per the ward demands.

The project for the e-linked parking shelters was formulated in January this year and received the approval nod from the BMC's standing committee in May. Groundwork is likely to commence by next month as the proposal is being tabled for the Mumbai Traffic Police final affirmation.

As per the proposition, the MPA has made recommendations about including road and roadside parking under its management wing. Designated experts will be onboarded to carry out diversified tasks related to legal matter, workforce implementations, comprehensive parking management in all 24 wards, parking policy draft, uniform signages and parking rates.

Creating a parking pool in Mumbai

The BMC Commissioner has further recommended the establishment of a city parking pool - an online aggregator node that will hold all the information regarding available parking spaces in the city. The umbrella platform will be backed by all government agencies to relay inputs regarding parking areas under their jurisdiction. This will enable people to avail easy booking of parking slots in the city via a single application.

Besides, the MPA has decided to introduce the benefit of 'Livelihood Discounts' for drivers whose vehicles are their means of livelihood. This will include all autos, taxis, cabs and other yellow nameplate automobiles - who will be charged subsidised rates for parking.

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Mumbai-Nagpur highway set to become the fastest highway in India

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Indore Railway Station to be revamped into a world-class facility soon!

Reports state that the officials are also deliberating upon setting up a new railway station, in view of the increasing population.

Enhancing the public infrastructure of India's cleanest city, the Indore railway station will be soon transformed into a world-class facility with advanced services. As per reports, the revamped station will have improved levels of cleanliness, in a bid to assure an airport-like environment. Besides, reports state that the officials are also deliberating upon setting up a new railway station, in view of the increasing population.

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Jaipur Airport tops in the country, in ACI's recent survey!

Jaipur Airport has also been successful in achieving the 51st position at the global level, in Airports Council International's survey.

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