HYDERABAD: On 10 July bids on private-public partnership mode have been finalized to develop the integrated smart parking management system (ISPMS) at the 24 Metro rail stations which will be operated from Miyapur to Nagole stretches to 30-km, said Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL). Now there will be no more free parking at all operational metro stations. In order to tackle the haphazard parking at metro stations hindering the free movement of vehicles, it is the best decision taken by higher authorities to introduce a new system.
Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd. (HMRL) Managing Director said in press release, “Three companies have placed their bids, Zruti Solutions, in technical collaboration with Agile Parking Solutions Pvt Ltd, a company with international smart parking experience, got selected as the license.”
Reddy said that Investment by Zruti solutions will be about Rs 8 crore and will create ‘on-street smart parking facilities’ at the Metro stations, maintain and operate them and would also pay HMRL a sum of over Rs 7 crore as licence fee over a 20-year period.
HMRL officials added that the project envisages creating a smart parking system that utilizes technology for information, payment and enforcement. A firm would be selected that will provide IT-based smart parking solution which is automated, cost-effective, secure, environment-friendly, energy efficient and must entail minimum human intervention for day-to-day parking management duly providing aesthetically designed parking sheds.
In November 2017 Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated the 30-km stretch between Miyapur and Nagole, out of which 72-km-long elevated Hyderabad Metro Rail Project. And the brand name was given as ‘Park Hyderabad,’ the Integrated Smart Parking System of HMRL would be based on a comprehensive digital solution, which would handle the entire task of parking issues without any human intervention.
Reddy said that “It will have a citizen mobile app which provides real-time information from all the on-street smart parking lots at the Metro stations.”
He also added that two-wheeler and four-wheeler owners/drivers by using their GPS can digitally check the availability of their desired parking lot before they travel to any Metro station.
He further said that, “They can simply use the service through their smart phones and the system would display the available bays to park their vehicles in about 4,000 two-wheeler parking bays and 400 four-wheeler parking bays at the Metro stations. The users can then book vacant colour-coded bay numbers and use their allotted parking bays through either electronic payment or cash payment.”
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He further stated that the parking fees is very less just Rs 3 per hour for a two-wheeler and Rs 8 per hour for a four-wheeler and all transactions would be digitalized ensuring transparency. Parking violations would be detected both electronically and manually and compliance would be ensured by security personnel of the private licencee under the supervision of the traffic police. The parking areas at the Metro stations, which would be aesthetically developed with shelters, would also have free Internet connectivity and other such more facilities. The attractive smart parking lots would become hubs of activity with CCTV cameras linked to a central command and control centre.
There is also mobile app would be created for the purpose of tracking parking slot availability through simple directions and real-time information on the ISPMS.