PANAJI: The Corporation of City of Panaji (CCP) is all set to implement pay parking in the capital city from February 15 onwards.
To begin with, pay parking will be implemented at nine stretches of roads for 24 hours on all days. All government vehicles have been exempted from paying pay parking fees.
For two-wheelers, Rs 4 would be charged for 4 hours and Rs 8 for 4-12 hours. For four-wheelers, Rs 20 would be charged for one hour and every subsequent hour would be charged Rs 15.
The nine stretches are 18th June Road commencing from Junction of AB Road, Elvina Britto Road and Cunha Riviera Road to D B Marg via Pharmacy College, AB Road commencing from John Paul Building to Caritas Complex, Dom Joao de Castro Road commencing from Old Patto Bridge to Old Secretariat, Elvina Britto Road (Church Square), Roque Souza Road commencing from Elvina Britto Road to MG Road via Velhos Filhos Building, Cunha Riviera Road commencing from 18th June Road to M G Road via Hindu Pharmacy, Link Road between Cunha Riviera Road and Roque Souza Road, Messias Gomes Road commencing from road between Cunha Riviera Road and Roque Souza Road and Campal Heritage Precinct.
Speaking to media persons, CCP Mayor Uday Madkaikar said, “The contract to implement pay-parking has been awarded to Zuwarkar Associates. He has done all the necessary payments including bank guarantee and security deposit. Agreement draft is ready and it would be signed on Monday. The work on painting the slots for parking and putting up signboards displaying the rates in on.”
He also informed that the Traffic Police suggested to levy pay parking fees for two-wheelers as they too are being parked in a haphazard manner.
He also informed that the CCP has in-principle agreed to take over the pay parking at EDC, Patto.
“The final decision on the same would be taken in the Corporation meeting,” he said.