Panel of all-party leaders will review the new parking policy

ST Correspondent
Friday, 23 March 2018

Following criticism, BJP steps backwards on parking policy

Pune: After too much of criticism on the parking policy from all political parties and social organisations, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took one step backwards on the parking policy and suggested formation of a committee of all party leaders in the corporation under the chairpersonship of Mayor Mukta Tilak to study different aspects of the parking policy. The committee would study implementation policy on experimental basis on major roads and cancel night parking charges in the city and development of parking lots in the city. 

In the afternoon drama, political parties Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Congress, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), Shiv Sena, Republican Party of India (RPI) and social organisations Sambhaji Brigade and Patit Pavan Sangathana strongly opposed the parking policy by conducting agitations. Earlier, BJP corporators had also registered their negative opinion on policy in their party meeting. 

After that in the late evening, the parking policy came up for discussion in the General Body meeting. In which, BJP corporators suggested forming the all-party leaders committee under the chairpersonship of Mayor Mukta Tilak to study the parking policy and file a report in six months. 

The committee will discuss major issues and review parking lots' development of last 20 years, to table detailed report of parking lots of corporation where they can construct multi-storeyed parking, to develop parking lots on Build Operate and Transfer (BoT) basis, to take decision to select five major roads where corporation can implement pay-and-park as per policy on experimental basis, to cancel night parking charges (10 pm to 8 am) and utilise parking charges on development of parking lots in the city. 

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