Karnataka CM directs officials to review parking policy 2.0

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A visual from meeting of Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa with officials on Tuesday. (Photo/ANI)
A visual from meeting of Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa with officials on Tuesday. (Photo/ANI)

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], December 1 (ANI): Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Tuesday reviewed the Parking Policy 2.0 for Bengaluru city and directed officials to revise and fine tune it and present it before the Cabinet.

Yediyurappa directed chief Secretary TM Vijayabhaskar to discuss with senior officials of the government, review and revise the 'Parking Policy 2.0' draft, which is submitted for government approval and present it before Cabinet meeting.

During the meeting, officers apprised the Chief Minister about the need for Parking Policy 2.0. The number of vehicles have almost doubled in the city during last seven years.

"Uncontrolled parking on roads is contributing to traffic congestion in the city. Therefore Parking Policy 2.0 is being formulated to bring in controlled, tech-based parking system along with encouraging usage of Public Transport system. Responses about the Policy have been received from individuals, NGOs and RWAs and based on this feedback, the parking policy is revised and submitted for Government approval," officials told Yediyurappa, according to a release of Chief Minister's Office (CMO).

After hearing the key factors of the policy, the Chief Minister directed Chief Secretary to hold an elaborate discussion with senior officers prior to presenting it before the cabinet.

Minister of Urban Development BA Basavaraja, BDA Chairman SR Vishwanath, Chief Secretary to Government T.M. Vijayabhaskar, Adviser to Chief Minister M. Lakshminarayana, ACS to Government and Commissioner of Directorate of Urban Land Transport V. Manjula, BBMP Administrator Gourav Gupta, Police Commissioner Kamal Pant and other senior officers were present in the meeting. (ANI)