Nowadays, even before buying a car or motorbike, people think of parking slots in Mumbai. But, worry less now. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will soon start 35 pay-and-park lots across the city. The BMC has refloated the tenders for these lots and plans to launch these parking lot by this year-end.
According to Hindustan Times, the new parking lots will be opened at A ward, including areas around Regal cinema, Eros Cinema, Free Press Journal Marg, LIC Road, Mumbai Samachar Road, Ballard Estate in south Mumbai; in Tardeo, Dadar and Prabhadevi in central Mumbai; and in Bandra, Andheri, and the Ghatkopar Mankhurd Link Road (GMLR) in the suburbs. These parking lots will have the capacity to house 3,466 four-wheeler vehicles, 1,606 two-wheeler vehicles, and 153 heavy vehicles, collectively.
A senior civic official told the leading daily, “This is not the first time that we have seen a lack of interest in bids. There were 88 street parking lots in total. Last time, we had to float tenders for 55 of those, but only 20 received responses. We had to float tenders for the remaining 35 again.” BMC, in 2015, announced the parking policy, which has been divided into three categories — A, B, and C — depending on the location and congestion in the area.