Draft Delhi Maintenance and Management of Parking Places Rules 2019
The government has notified a draft parking policy aimed at discouraging on-street and footpath parking here. However, this has now been tweaked to allow free parking in residential areas. The government had first come out with the draft parking policy in June last with a clause stating that “parking may be allowed in residential areas on payment of charges, and higher charges may be levied for parking in those areas during the daytime.” The notified draft of the Delhi Maintenance and Management of Parking Places Rules 2019, however, lacks this provision. The rules provide for two times higher parking fee for on-street parking vis-a-vis off-street parking. Also, on-street parking fee will be increased exponentially with time to discourage long duration parking, according to the rules.