The Delhi Metro smart cards could soon serve an additional purpose as authorities are mulling authorizing their use for paying parking fee.
The Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA), tasked with the implementation of a pilot project to decongest roads in Lajpat Nagar, Kamla Nagar and Krishna Nagar areas of Delhi, discussed the move during a meeting on Tuesday.
The Supreme Court-appointed body plans to experiment linking the Metro smart card with parking lots in these areas, Hindustan Times (HT) reported.
“Linking the Metro card with parking systems could ensure a healthy culture where the same card could be used for movement around the city. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) could study the suggestion further and get back to us on the same,” Sunita Narain, member, EPCA, said.
EPCA has suggested hiking surface parking rates and pedestrianising markets in a plan prepared for a pilot project to decongest roads in these areas. Read more
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