Centre for Science and Environment organized half a day round table workshop on ‘Draft Parking Policy 2017’ that the Department of Transport, Government of Delhi has issued recently.
After Delhi implemented its first generation air pollution control measures during the early part of the last decade, there was an improvement in air quality. But this gain in air quality was soon lost.
Car-free days and lower traffic volumes on holidays can lower air pollution in Delhi – parking restraint measures can help reduce air pollution
Call for a parking strategy for better management that can control traffic chaos as well as dampen parking demand and car usage
Lessons from Multi-Level Parking in Delhi CSE calls for end to parking subsidies, an effective increase in parking charges, stringent enforcement and high penalties for violations. Read full Report (pdf)
Parking pricing strategies are essential tools for bringing about a balance in the modal split between private vehicles and the public transport by influencing the traveller’s choice. High congestion levels are due to the travellers’ preference for the private mode of transport. Therefore, in order to bring about a better modal split balance, it becomes imperative to improve the public transit quality and also to charge a fee in the form of congestion fee or parking fee in order to check the growing congestion.
City needs high parking charges to control traffic chaos and dampen parking demand and car usage. Higher revenue from increased parking charges should be reinvested to improve public transport
Khan Market in boulevard Delhi is said to be the most expensive real estate in India, maybe even in the world. But in this richest shopping destination, buyers do not want to pay for parking their vehicles.
'We want free parking…..' is the petulant tantrum of the rich in Delhi. Read this news…The trader association of one of the most happening, and upmarket area in Delhi – Khan Market has moved the High Court to oppose the orders of the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority to charge for parking.