New Delhi: The New Delhi Municipal Council has set the ball rolling for modernisation of its old parking lots which will include computerised facility and an online booking system.
The plan will be first initiated at Janpath and the parking lots at Connaught Place's A-block, NDMC officials said.
The civic body then plans to extend the computerised parking system in other NDMC areas which remain busy throughout the day such as Khan Market, Sarojini Nagar market, Dilli Haat, and Shankar Market.
The new facility will include an online booking system wherein the vehicle owners can book parking lots through the NDMC website.
Charges will be applicable on the basis of the duration for which the vehicle was parked by the driver. Drivers can buy a ‘park card' to use the facility.
The registration number of the vehicle will be scanned and the in-time will be recorded, they said.
The plan was conceived last year to end the perennial problem of chaos in the parking lots in the busy market areas and overcharging by private parking contractors, officials said.
NDMC has handed over the project to the Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Limited (DIMTS), which is carrying out a feasibility survey in 99 of 103 parking lots in areas under the jurisdiction of the municipal body.