Get ready for paid parking on roads around multi-level parking facilities.
Where is it? The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) will convert 12 roads around Freedom Park into paid parking spaces. 90% of the parking facility is complete. Those visiting areas like Chickpet, Gandhinagar, BYK Iyengar Road, and Palace Road can park their vehicle at the facility.
- The BBMP wants motorists to use the multi-level parking facility to free up space on the roads. It has a capacity of 1,000 vehicles. The BBMP understands that roads shouldn’t be for parking since it affects the flow of traffic. However, they want the facility to be a success.
- So, if you’re not going to use the facility and park on a nearby road, you’ll be charged for it. The facility has been delayed due to repeated protests in the area. The protestors park their vehicles on nearby roads leading to traffic jams.
Way forward: If the scheme becomes successful, there are plans to introduce it at Kalidasa Road, Freedom Park entrance, Ramachandra Road, and all roads from 2nd Cross to 6th Cross.