The South Delhi Municipal Corporation has prepared a parking management plan for 14 localities by studying the area’s parking demands, parking space and the obstacles that lead to congestion.
These areas are Anand Lok, Aurobindo Marg (IIT to AIIMS), Geetanjali Enclave, Green Park Extension, Gulmohar Park, Kailash Colony, Kailash Hills, Malviya Nagar, Neeti Bagh, Nizamuddin Basti, Panchsheel Enclave, Safdarjung Development Area (SDA), Siddharth Extension pocket and Soami Nagar.
Prem Shankar Jha, deputy commissioner of South MCD’s Income Project Unit, which is developing the plan, said a map of each area has been drawn. It contains details such as parking spaces in these localities versus the number of homes and car owners, details of dumped cars and parking spaces for guests.
“To solve the problem, we need to identify the problem and its extent. So an investigation was carried out, ”Jha said.
The civic organization also plans to favor people with a car over those with two or more cars for a parking space in a public space; declare congested areas as no-parking zones; demolish unauthorized constructions and encroachments on road space; open residential gates in settlements that are closed and used for parking; and clearing dumped vehicles. A senior official said these issues are found in most areas and need to be addressed with strict measures.
The company is seeking suggestions from the RWAs, after which the plan will be implemented, Jha said.
He said these maps are also available on the SDMC website: “We have given RWAs 30 days for their suggestions, which can be sent to [email protected] “
According to the survey, in areas like Green Park Extension, 818 cars are parked along the road. It also shows that there is a parking problem in five blocks, while six blocks have demand equal to supply, and there is no parcel of land available for multi-level parking.
In the case of Siddharth Extension Pocket B, which has 208 apartments, 90 families have one car, 64 have two cars, seven have three, and one family has five cars. It has been suggested that color coded stickers be made for the first car, second car, third and so on from the same family.
The survey shows that in Gulmohar Park, 218 plots have parking space on stilts or indoors, 107 have no indoor parking space, 868 cars are parked indoors, while 669 are parked outside.
In the case of Nizamuddin Basti, it was found that tourist buses and taxis parked on Lodhi Road create traffic jams, roadside mechanics occupied the sidewalk and cycle path on Mathura Road, and vehicles under- valued occupied a lot of parking space.
Proposals for this area suggest street parking with a walkway for buyers, off-street parking next to the Barakhamba monument, multi-level parking on Lala Lajpat Rai Marg, and tourist parking in Amir Khusro Park.
The results of the survey will be used to discourage the use of personal vehicles. “This can be done by not allowing roadside parking in congested areas and asking residents for proof of parking when purchasing vehicles. This would be used so that one family does not have the preference to park in a public space, ”a senior official said.
According to SDMC officials, the DDA’s draft 2041 master plan, which talks about a policy linking the registration of new vehicles to the availability of parking spaces for owners, may also be considered.