Telangana Municipal Administration Minister K Taraka Ramarao informed that the government is all set to implement a new parking policy from this year-end. The policy would be first implemented in the GHMC (Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation) limits and other municipal corporations and then extended to other districts.

According to GHMC Act 1955 Building and Construction laws 2012, every building need to have a specific parking space. Residential building should leave 33 percent parking space and 43 percent parking space to business building. But nowhere is this act implemented.

So the new e-policy for parking was prepared after holding several meetings with the officials by conducting a study in other states and nations. KTR held a review meeting with GHMC officials, Metro Rail MD and City Police Commissioner on Monday on the draft parking policy.

He said that an app will be developed to inform people about available parking space in the city.

Some of the highlights of the policy according to Nava Telangana are:

  • Parking will be categorized into street parking, short-stay parking, residential parking, government offices, open space parking for heavy vehicles, and parking in bus stands, metro and MMTS stations.
  • Street parking will be allowed only on roads wider than 12 metres. It was also decided to take up multi-level parking project on public private partnership mode.
  • The government has also incorporated sops such as property tax exemption and additional built-up space for buildings providing additional parking floors as well as 100% property tax exemption for owners of open spaces who provide parking options.
  • The terms of the policy are designed to put the responsibility of parking in accordance with demand. Most of the heavy vehicles on roads will be restricted to parking, and large vehicles will be restricted to special areas.