Kochi to have Automated Parking system soon

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Automated Parking system in Kochi soon
Kochi, Nov 8: Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) has agreed to help the civic body formulate a parking policy. TNIE reported that along with framing a parking policy, the KMRL will also set up a proper signage system for the city which will be useful for pedestrians and motorists as well.

The signage system will be installed as part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)of the KMRL.

Authorities realised that a proper parking policy was the need of the hour

Kochi Corporation initiated steps to prepare the the parking bylaw as Automobile Parking Policy is mandatory for the cities that fall under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

The parking bylaw was formed with a major aim of curbing parking on footpaths and preventing street vendors from encroaching upon the space. But the civic body's plans did not materialise.

With the chances of setting up a Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (UMTA) brightening up and the construction of the Kochi Metro Rail commencing, the authorities realised that a proper parking policy was the need of the hour. Now, the special Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority committee under the chairmanship of KMRL Managing Director Elias George will hold discussions soon and take the required steps for the formation of the UMTA for Kochi agglomeration area.

The committee consists of 17 members, including the District Collector and representatives of various stakeholders like the Corporation and the Greater Cochin Development Authority.

The parking bylaw will also help curb the conversion of parking areas into commercial use by the building owners. The Corporation will also look into the options of setting up adequate parking areas, including multi-storey parking facilities under a public-private partnership mode.

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