Parking In Bengaluru’s Residential Areas May Soon Be Chargeable As UDD’s New Draft Policy Gets ReadyCars parked on a road in Bengaluru. 

As per a new draft parking policy of the Urban Development Department’s (UDD) motorists would have to pay a fee for parking on the street in residential areas, reports The New Indian Express.

The draft also bans street-side vehicle parking within 150 metres of shopping malls, bus/railway/Metro stations. It also proposes to reject new building plans which do not provide for parking space within the residential complex.

The policy has suggestions to charge street-side parking at a minimum of 1.5 times the premium parking fee, which would be collected by the BBMP.

The draft policy also includes plans such as parking on residential streets and lanes, overnight parking of transport vehicles, parking for differently-abled persons, parking in railways stations, airport and Metro stations, parking of construction vehicles and charging facilities for electric cars.

The draft parking policy also moots prohibition of parking on high-density mobility corridors -25 metres from minor intersections and 50 metres from intersections on each arm of the road at major intersections.

A 1,200 sqft house will only have the permit to park a single car, and a mandatory approval from BBMP would be required for a building plan with parking space, each additional car parking space per house will need twice the fee.

BBMP would be responsible in identifying spaces for transport and heavy vehicles for overnight parking as per the new policy. Moreover, parking of transportation and heavy vehicles will be prohibited on roads not listed by BBMP for the purpose.

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