“We(BBMP) will be charging a nominal Rs 100 per annum from vehicle owners for parking their vehicles from 10 pm to 8 am. Around 15 lakhvehicles are parked on the road or on pavements. Even if around eight lakh people start paying a parking fee, the BBMP will get Rs 8 crore, which is not a small amount. We can utilise this money for the developments of pavements,” he said
More here. Wassup with these adhoc decissions? Finding a revenue source should not be the impetus for decissions like on-street parking..instead the parking itself needs to be seen as a menace and dealt with differently!
We have talked about zoning where residents of certain localities would get exclusive permits to allow them park on their street..this will prevent others from parking infront of houses..its such decissions which should lead to parking restrictions and eventually as a fallout there is revenue collection!