Srinagar- Chief Executive Officer, Srinagar Smart City Ltd., Athar Amir Khan Tuesday said that off-road car parking charges will be cheaper than on-street car parking slots.
This initiative, he said, is aimed at encouraging motorists to park their vehicles at designated car parking slots rather than on the streets, which causes jams and hinders pedestrian movement as well.
The CEO further said the new parking charges will be available online, allowing motorists to check where their vehicle is parked. “This feature is expected to provide convenience to the drivers,” he added.
He also said the new policy will also help reduce air pollution and enhance the quality of life in the city. “Off-road car parks are often situated in areas away from the city center, encouraging motorists to take alternative modes of transportation such as public transit, cycling, or walking,” he said.
“This initiative will encourage people to make more sustainable choices when it comes to transportation,” said Khan. “By making off-road parking cheaper, we’re promoting the use of public transit and other sustainable modes of transportation, which will help reduce congestion and improve air quality,” he added.
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