debate: pay rs. 250 / car / month to park on the road
- Mumbai: This may come as a respite for car-owners jostling for parking space. A proposal, which will legalise lane-parking on carriageways in neighbourhoods, is coming up for debate in the BMC next week. But there is a flip side to this; it may eat up space for traffic, adding to the chaos.
The notice-of-motion put forth by Girgaum corporator Surendra Bagalkar recommends residents be allowed to park outside their buildings if they pay BMC Rs 250 a car a month.
The 1991 Development Control Regulation says there has to be one parking slot for every 600 sq ft of constructed area in a building. ...The rules also say 10% of the parking space in housing societies has to be provided for visitors. The stipulated percentage for visitors vehicles is 25% in areas like Malabar Hill, Fort, Colaba, Cumballa Hill, Pali Hill, Napean Sea Road and the Juhu-Vile Parle Development Scheme. But the BMC has been lax in pulling up defaulting builders.
Publication:Times Of India Mumbai; Date:Mar 31, 2006; Section:Times City;