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Eight new parking lots to be available in these areas of Mumbai

In a bid to reduce congestion at high-density Public Parking Lots (PPLs), the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials will find parking spots near 8 Public Parking Lots.

Eight new parking lots to be available in these areas of Mumbai
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In a bid to resolve the parking issues of the city, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has planned to open new parking spaces near Public Parking Lots (PPLs) that are in high demand. These 8 parking lots will be located in Altamount Road, Nepean Sea Road,  Sewri, Chandivali Farm Road, Goregaon, Trios Mall in Bandra,  Powai, and Mulund

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Talking about the same, a BMC official stated that they have asked the Mumbai Parking Authority (MPA) to identify spots where they can have additional parking slots as they need to create more space near these eight PPLs. One of the reasons for the higher occupancy there is because they are commercial or high-density areas and in a few cases, the capacity is only 100 or 200. 

He further said that the additional on-street parking slots will act as surplus infrastructure to these existing highly used PPLs. However, these additional parking slots might not be in the 500-metre range of the PPL, considering those are the streets where they are levying heavy fines for parking illegally. So the additional slots will be made outside the 500-m radius. 

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Earlier, the BMC had imposed a fine of ₹10,000 for parking on roads illegally within a 500-m radius of PPLs, which has now been reduced to ₹4,000 after severe backlash from citizens.

Currently, there are 146 parking spaces in Mumbai and the BMC had made the information available on the MCGM 24x7 application, with an aim to assist the people in finding PPLs with ease. Using the app, people can find the nearest public parking lot as the application is expected to guide the people and provide them with the right directions.

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