Chandigarh | Hiked Parking Rates, Free Pick-and-Drop Coming With Amended Paid Parking Terms

Bidding goodbye to current flat parking rates outside city malls, now as per new amendments, parking rates will be increased after four hours of parking. This applies to parking lots outside Chandigarh malls, two parking lots outside Piccadily, one outside Fun republic Manimajra and one outside Elante mall.

New Amendments in Terms & Conditions of Paid Parking

  • Increased rates after four hours outside malls: Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has made new amendments in paid parking’s terms and conditions. Earlier, Rs 20 for a two-wheeler owner and Rs 40 for a four-wheeler owner was decided as the flat rate. Now, with new amendments, after four hours, a four-wheeler owner will be charged Rs 80 while Rs 40 will be charged from a two-wheeler owner outside two parking lots outside Piccadily, one outside Fun republic Manimajra and one outside Elante mall.
  • Parking pass no longer limited to councillor’s registered vehicle: In addition to it, the MC has waived off the condition of having a parking pass for only those vehicle(s) registered in councillor’s name. The parking pass will be applicable wherever shown.
  • Free pick-and-drop facility: Introduced for the first time, a free pick-and-drop service for first 10 minutes will be available in every parking lot.
  • Parking rates at other parking lots: Following rates will be applicable at other parking lots:
Time duration2-wheelers4-wheelers
4-12 hrsRs 10Rs 20
More than 12 hoursRs 20Rs 40

It was also decided that there will be an increase of 20 per cent in the rates after one year of the contract in all other surface parking lots.

Increased parking rates dependent on smart parking features:

The new rates, however, will be enforced after 90 days of allotment of the new contract, once the contractor brings in smart parking features. If he introduces the smart features before 90 days, the new rates will apply after a report by the officers.

It is interesting to note that hourly rates were abolished when contract with the Mumbai based company (to provide smart parking) was abolished. For the last one year, these flat rates have been implemented and MC employees manage the parking lots.

Source: Indian Express

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