New Delhi: With Delhi witnessing the stringent amount of increase in number of vehicles the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is now planning to make parking available in busy areas of central Delhi.
In order to cut down traffic on the Delhi roads, the NDMC will now be allowing a limited-time kerbside parking in busiest areas of central Delhi. The areas include the central business district of Connaught Place, Barakhamba Road, Tolstoy Road and Kasturba Gandhi Marg where parking space is scarce.
For the new initiative the NDMC is planning to charge up to Rs 50 per hour.  Currently, the people pay just Rs 20 for first five hours and Rs 100 for one whole day.
As per the senior NDMC officer, the body is working on the rates and also exploring the option of designating the roadside empty spaces for parking at peak hours. He further added, “People won’t be allowed to use these slots for more than an hour. We will try to implement this on wider roads where it is technically possible.”
Just after the NDMC gave out the Kerbside-parking plan, Surender Singh, Delhi Cantonment MLA and Council member said he would oppose the move commenting, “Already Rs 20 per hour is expensive.” On the other hand the plan by NDMC was lauded by the New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi.