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High Court Orders BBMP to Implement Parking Policy 2.0 in Bengaluru

High Court Karnataka

Bengaluru: The High Court has directed the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to take necessary steps to effectively implement Parking Policy 2.0 in the city.

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The BBMP commissioner has been instructed to submit a detailed project report on the implementation of the parking policy to the court by June 20. This directive came from a single-judge bench headed by Justice Suraj Govindaraj, who partially upheld the petition filed by H.S.R. Layout resident Nagabhushan Reddy and others.

Parking Policy 2.0, which has been in effect since December 2020, requires BBMP to undertake various measures, including enhancing parking areas, implementing parking fees, establishing a street-side parking system, and initiating a pilot permit system. However, the BBMP has made little progress in these areas. “Due to the inaction of the BBMP and the Directorate of Urban Land Transport, the public is facing unnecessary hardship,” stated the bench.

According to building bye-laws, parking space must be provided in every newly constructed residential complex. Despite this, parking problems persist in both residential and commercial areas of Bengaluru. Some owners of vacant lots have taken advantage of the situation, finding innovative ways to monetize these spaces by allowing parking, which the court has instructed BBMP to curb.

The court’s ruling underscores the urgency for BBMP to address the parking issues that have plagued the city, urging prompt and effective implementation of the policy to alleviate public¬†inconvenience.

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