The new draft policy of the Delhi government has recommended parking controls with charges for night and day hours and a limit on the number of vehicles to be accommodated on residential streets in the city. It states that only night parking may be allowed on public streets in residential areas that too against parking charges to be decided by the concerned local bodies. A household may be allowed to park not more than 2-3 cars on a public street during night time after payment of parking charges. In case of more number of cars, higher parking charges may be levied for night parking. It recommended higher charges for day time parking on residential public streets.
The local bodies can consider norms for permission of parking for private vehicles on residential streets on the basis of the size of the plot, it stated. It suggested one vehicle parking on plots measuring up to 50 yards, on normal parking charges. Beyond a specific number, depending on plot size there should be additional charges for parking on residential streets for equitable distribution on public spaces.
Pointing to the limited parking space in the city, the policy emphasised on prioritising parking spaces on residential streets in favour of the residents and their visitors. Parking controls in residential areas should balance the long-stay parking needs of all households to use street space for accommodating visitors, it added.