Use Delhi Metro Smart Cards to Pay for Parking

This article was published on : September 16, 2019

Very soon, the Delhi Metro smart cards could also help users pay for parking. The Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA), tasked with the implementation of a pilot project to decongest roads in Lajpat Nagar, Kamla Nagar and Krishna Nagar areas of Delhi, discussed the move recently.

EPCA has suggested hiking surface parking rates and pedestrianising markets in a plan prepared for a pilot project to decongest roads in these areas. The Supreme Court has sought a report by September 30 from EPCA, civic bodies and the Delhi government on the viability and effectiveness of introducing radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags, parking guidance and information systems and last-mile connectivity from parking spaces to commercial areas and institutions.

The apex court has also directed that the draft rules of the Delhi Maintenance and Management of Parking Places Rules, 2019, be notified not later than September 30.

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