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Municipal Corporation introduces a hike in the Parking Charges in Chandigarh after 15 years

Parking Lot in Chandigarh plays an important role for both the traders and the customers tackling the business. Paid Parking Lots in Chandigarh gives the traders and customers an assurance of the safety of their vehicle. Suddenly there is a hike in the Parking Charges in Chandigarh and here are all the details.

hike in the Parking Charges in Chandigarh
A view of Parking in Sector 22 Chandigarh

History of Paid Parking

The system of paid parking was introduced 1997 but was kept on back bummer following the protest by traders. In 2001, High Court directed the Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation to introduce the Paid Parking system in the city. The very next year in 2002, Paid Parking system was implemented with Rs.2 for two wheelers and Rs.5 for four wheelers.

New rate chart (after the hike in Parking Charges in Chandigarh)

1.      Two wheelers

Time 2017-2018 2018-2019
For first 4 hours Rs.5 Rs.10
Up to 6 hours Rs.10 Rs.20
Up to 8 hours Rs.15 Rs.30
Up to 10 hours Rs.20 Rs.40
10 hours and above Rs.25 Rs.50

 

2.     Four wheelers

Time 2017-2018 2018-2019
For first 4 hours Rs.10 Rs.20
Up to 6 hours Rs.20 Rs.40
Up to 8 hours Rs.30 Rs.60
Up to 10 hours Rs.40 Rs.80
10 hours and above Rs.50 Rs.100

 

3.     Monthly passes

Two-wheelers- Rs.150

Four-wheelers- Rs.300

4.     Buses rate

The rate for buses has also changed, for 2017-2018 the bus rate has increased from Rs.10 for a full day to Rs.20 for first 4 hours and Rs.20 for the subsequent 2 hours. And For 2018-2019 the rate has been fixed at Rs.40 for first 4hours and Rs.40 for the subsequent 2 hours.

After 15 years Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has increased the prices of parking in the city. The new rates will be applicable three months after the trial of Smart Parking System. If Mc starts the smart parking by April 1 as written in the agenda the new rates then will be applicable by July 1. For the remaining three months the public will pay the existing prices only Rs.2 for two wheelers and Rs.5 for four wheelers.

The Commissioner B Purushartha articulates the final position of the Municipal Corporation after spending on the Smart City Project, salaries and Kajauli water project, MC would be left with 70 crores which will not be enough to carry the development.

Four Congress Councillors, one Independent and a nominated Councillor protested against MC, but the agenda for the hike in the Parking Charges in Chandigarh has already passed.

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