To tackle illegal parking menace and growing number of vehicles, the government will soon ask car buyers to produce a valid a valid parking space certificate in order to get his or her vehicle registered. Venkaiah Naidu, union urban development minister is currently in talks with the transport minister Nitin Gadkari for the same. As plans are in initial stages for now, no specific timelines have been revealed.
It is to be seen if only the new four-wheelers will have to produce a valid parking ticket. If implemented, the decision might help to a certain extent by decongesting roads in the city where random street parking is a frequent sight. Moreover, the government has also highlighted a considerable shortage of parking spaces, even in tier-I and tier-II. The constantly rising number of new vehicles and poor planning by real estate construction companies, has further aggravated the problem.
Reports indicate that the government also need to improve the public transport system in the country as new laws are only effective to a certain extent. Additional details on the same will be known in the coming days.