Maharashtra Govt moots Parking Authority

Today I read an article in the Indian newspaper "The Hindu" an article about indian parking problems in the Maharashtra state, the third largest state in India. Maharashtra has a population of 96,752,247 inhabitants.
The problem of parking has become major in all metropolis and a separate agency is needed to deal with it," said Principal Secretary, Transport, Ramanath Jha. "The Parking Authority would deal with fees of parking, fixing congestion charges, flexibility of parking and multistorey parking".

A proposal would be first presented before Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (UMTA) and after the approval it will be sent to cabinet for final decision, he added.

According to the data from transport department, there are about 1,100,000 to 1,200,000 private vehicles in the state and parking is posing a major problem.

Supporting the move of the state government,transport expert Ashok Datar said that a separate policy is required on parking.
He suggested that an increase in charges for parking would reduce the number of cars.
India is among the countries with the lowest parking charges, Datar said adding since 1988, BMC has not revised parking fee in Mumbai
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