Smart parking begins in Bengaluru
10 major roads across the city have come under smart parking in Bengaluru on Saturday. There will be no parking charges for the first few days, followed by which commuters must pay to park from October 1.
Bengaluru: 10 major roads across the city will come under smart parking from Saturday, September 10.
The motorists will not just have to pay for parking but will even have to plan their commute to the designated areas based on the parking space available.
BBMP commissioner N Manjunath Prasad told a news daily on Friday that of the planned 87 roads, smart parking is being introduced on just 10 roads.
“For the first 10 days, parking will be free, and from October 1, commuters will have to pay. It is being done to ensure there is no traffic congestion,” he said.
Smart parking will be implemented on Cunningham Road, MG Road, Kasturba Road, St Mark’s Road, Residency Road, Museum Cross Road, Vittal Mallya Road, Mallya Hospital Road, Church Street and Ali Asker Road. All these roads together can accommodate 475 cars and 510 two-wheelers.
Motorists can use the Namma Bengaluru smart parking app to find parking spaces and make payments using UPI, credit, or debit cards.
Those without smartphones can use parking meters located on street pavements to make the payments.
Coming to charges of the parking lots, the users can avail 60 minutes of parking time for Rs 30 and 15 for cars and two wheelers in Zone A, if paid digitally, but only for 50 minutes if paid in cash.
In Zone B the parking charges will be Rs 20 and Rs 10, and Zone C it will be Rs 15 and Rs 5 respectively.
It is reported if payment is not made, or the stipulated time is overshot, the vehicles will be clamped and an enforcement charge of Rs 500 will be levied.
The parking system also has dynamic real-time parking guidance system boards to indicate parking space availability on various roads.