Good news for Mumbaikars, as soon one can book parking spaces in advance through the app. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has planned to develop an application through which one can book parking spaces in advance.
According to Indian Express, through the application the user can search for available parking slots and book them in advance for an hour or more. The app will also list down the parking spots in the area. The charges for this can be paid online, and when done one can show the e-invoice at the parking lot to get the reserved space.
A civic official told the leading daily, “Getting parking spaces in Mumbai is often a harrowing experience. There are currently 91 on-street parking sites and 47 off-street locations or constructed parking lots, which can park 20,000 vehicles. On the other hand, Mumbai has 32 lakh vehicles, as per RTO data from January.”
Currently, the BMC is working on collating data of parking lots in all 24 wards in Mumbai. After the data is collected, it will then be imposed on Geographic Information System (GIS) map. After the data is collated, the app will be developed, where the map will give a live picture of parking spaces available. The BMC has roped 12 planners and GIS mapping experts to create the database for the app.