Mumbai: Soon, you can book parking spaces in advance through an app

Good news for Mumbaikars, as soon one can book parkingspaces in advance through the app. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)has planned to develop an application through which one can book parking spacesin advance.

According to Indian Express, through the application theuser can search for available parking slots and book them in advance for an houror more. The app will also list down the parking spots in the area. The chargesfor this can be paid online, and when done one can show the e-invoice at theparking lot to get the reserved space.

A civic official told the leading daily, “Getting parkingspaces in Mumbai is often a harrowing experience. There are currently 91on-street parking sites and 47 off-street locations or constructed parkinglots, which can park 20,000 vehicles. On the other hand, Mumbai has 32 lakhvehicles, as per RTO data from January.”

Currently, the BMC is working on collating data of parkinglots in all 24 wards in Mumbai. After the data is collected, it will then be imposedon Geographic Information System (GIS) map. After the data is collated, the appwill be developed, where the map will give a live picture of parking spacesavailable. The BMC has roped 12 planners and GIS mapping experts to create thedatabase for the app.

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