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Telangana State Government to implement new parking policy by this December

Telangana Municipal minister K.T. Rama Rao reviewed the new parking policy with administrators on Monday.


Hyderabad: Telangana state government will implement the latest ‘parking policy’ in all municipal corporations, municipalities, and the GHMC by this December end. The policy cheers the making of parking spaces in partnership with private parties. Municipal minister K.T. Rama Rao revised the new parking policy with administrators on Monday.

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The policy intends to address the increasing parking despairs in all towns and cities in the state. The policy specifies strict rules — imposing fine on buildings that do not have parking amenities and handling of parking charges in the wake of parking agencies swindling customers.

The new strategy has categories —short-stay parking, on-street parking, residential parking, government offices or public parking, parking in bus stations, MMTS station, railway stations, open plot parking and more.

In the on-street parking category, parking will be allowable only if the road width is least 12 meters. Special preparations will be made for those looking for parking for a short period specifically near banks and shops. The practice of shop proprietors parking their vehicles the complete day before their shops will be ended. The government will levy parking fees and parking time limit at innumerable locations. Parking standards stipulated for permission to construction buildings will be firmly implemented hereafter.

Buildings that comprise multi-floor parking amenities will be given property tax exemption. Management of function halls, cinema halls, hotels, restaurants will be accountable for providing parking space. The policy bars parking of heavy vehicles on the edges of roads. Licences will be delivered to let parking in private vacant plots. For these plots, the government will provide 100 percent property tax exemption.

Mr Rao stated the policy has been enlisted after a series of meetings that were held with the fretful departments including Hyderabad Metro Rail, GHMC, and commissioners of police commissionerates in the city.

KTR said that daily 700 new vehicles are being added to the city roads ensuing in parking problems.

The new policy was conscripted to resolve these issues. A mobile application will be introduced notifying motorists on the accessibility of parking space in their relevant areas before launching the parking rule.

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