The pay parking project which was delayed for too long by Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) is now ready for its implementations. Accordingly those vehicles entering in the capital city will have to pay the parking fees in order to park their vehicles in 18 designated spots including the busiest 18th June Road from Monday, May 2. Here are various charges put upon parking.
The residents of Panjim and those who are living in old buildings will be given the free passes, one each for car and two-wheeler with the condition that the pass holder should be a regular house tax payer. This will be only for the residents of Panjim and no exemption has been given to shopkeepers or commercial outlets.
Now coming back to the parking fees structure, the two-wheelers would be charged Rs 8 for 4 to 12 hours for parking and Rs 15 for above 12 hours but less than 24 hours.
In the case of four-wheelers, Rs 15 would be charged for parking between 4 to 12 hours while above 12 hours but less than 24 hours Rs 20 would be charged.
The CCP Mayor, Surendra Furtado said, “The pay parking would be implemented from Monday.” The pay parking tender is been awarded to Margao-based Straight Deal Services.
According to Mayor, the work order issued to Straight Deal Services for Rs 63,01,000 per year. “The contractor will depute 60 workers to implement pay parking on 18 of Panaji’s roads. The tender had been issued a year ago by the previous mayor. The work order was ready in January 2016 but he never signed it. I will, therefore, sign the same work order and issue it to the same contractors that bid the highest,” said Furtado.
Furtado said the uproar against new prices was the reason for the change. According to the his proposed rates, cars would have to shell out Rs 100 per hour above 12 hours and two wheelers would have had to pay Rs 50. “The aim behind implementing high rates was not for the CCP to make money but to instill a form of discipline among the people that come to the city and park their vehicles, many in double and triple parking,” he said.