87 roads in CBD will be covered, annual revenue will be Rs 31.56 crore
A Smart Parking project, to be implemented initially on 10 roads in the CBD, was inaugurated at Cunningham Road by BBMP Administrator Gaurav Gupta and BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad on Saturday.
The roads selected in the first phase are Cunningham Road, MG Road, Kasturba Road, St Mark’s Road, Residency Road, Museum Cross Road, Vittal Mallya Road, Mallya Hospital Road, Church Street and Ali Asker Road. A total of 87 roads have been identified for the project.
The scheme will generate an annual income of Rs 31.56 crore, said Gaurav Gupta. The project will go a long way in solving the parking problem in the CBD, said Manjunath Prasad.
No cost for BBMP
The project is in partnership with Central Parking Services, and there is no expenditure involved for BBMP. A total of 475 cars and 510 two-wheelers can be parked on the 10 roads in the first phase and 8,000-9,000 vehicles on all 87 roads.
Once the parking number is fed in, an automated digital parking meter prints out the parking fee. Motorists can pay by credit card, debit card and UPI. Sensors indicate the number of vehicles in the parking lot and CCTV cameras have been installed for digital labelling and vehicle safety. Vehicles parked illegally will be clamped and towed away, while a Central Command Centre will monitor all the parking lots.
Among those present at the launch were legislators Rizwan Arshad and Ramesh Gowda and Chief Engineer (Road Infrastructure) Prahlad.