Parking problem in Delhi? Now relief is at hand, just press a few buttons

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Published: October 4, 2017 10:50:56 AM

Apart from this, the paper slips that are given while parking the vehicles, will be replaced with a Quick Response (QR) Code.

In order to make the parking problem in Delhi go away, a new facility to pre-book parking space via a smartphone application is soon going to be launched. (IE Photo)

In order to make the parking problem in Delhi go away, a new facility to pre-book parking space via a smartphone application is soon going to be launched. The facility is first going to be introduced at Lajpat Nagar’s Central Market, said a senior SDMC official, reported the Indian Express. The process is easy as people will be able to pre-book parking space using a phone app. “The parking facility is already being upgraded as the south corporation is earmarking spaces and giving serial numbers to each space so people can pre-book,” SDMC official added.

Apart from this, the paper slips that are given while parking the vehicles, will be replaced with a Quick Response (QR) Code. According to officials, this will help curb the “parking mafia” and reduce waiting time. Officials said that QR code scanners will record the entry and exit time of each vehicle, and generate the bill. This will not only cut the waiting time but will also help to curb the “parking mafia”, according to officials. “There have been cases of the parking mafia using fake slips to deceive people. By making the facility automated, we will be able to control it,” the SDMC official added. The QR code scanners will record the entry and exit time of each vehicle, and generate the bill.

After Lajpat Nagar, the two facilities will be made available at other locations in south Delhi. “In Lajpat Nagar’s Central Market, people can already make parking payments using the e-wallet on the app,” official said.

But what about the people who don’t use smartphones? For such users, they can give a missed a call on 7070707047, after which they will receive two one-time passwords (OTPs) — for entry and exit. The user can give the passwords to the attendant, and his bill will be generated, the official said.

SDMC mayor Kamljeet Sehrawat was quoted as saying, “We are increasingly focusing on technology as it is the best tool to kill corruption. The introduction of QR code and demarcating parking space is a step in that direction.”

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