Noida Authority to digitally operate all parking lots by end of December

The Noida authority will operate all parking lots in the city, including the multi-level parking lot, through a mobile app (not yet named) that will launch by the end of December, officials said on Sunday.

The authority wants to ensure transparency and make the parking process easy for users. Once the app is up and running, people will be able to book parking spaces through digital payment, which will save them time, officials said.

“We will probably start operations via the app in all the main parking lots in the city by the end of December. We are in the final phase of launching the application. Once the application is operational, the parking services will become completely digital and this will help to maintain transparency, ”said SP Singh, deputy general manager of the Noida authority, who also heads the Noida traffic cell.

Vehicle parking spaces in sectors 18 and 38A, and Film City, and underground parking lots in sectors 1, 3 and 5 are under the authority of Noida, as well as at least 60 parking sites – managed by different private entrepreneurs – across town.

Many times people complain that parking attendants misbehave with them and overload the space. “When the app is up and running, people won’t face such problems. They can easily get the service through the app, ”Singh said.

The Noida authority will also open an escrow account, connected to the app, so that the collected revenue goes to this account and information about it is recorded from each parking site.

The Noida Film City car park has a capacity of 1,400 vehicles and areas 38A (7,000), 1 (534), 3 (565) and 5 (262). The others in the city are surface parking lots.

“The Noida Authority keeps talking about transparency and ease of use, but nothing like this has happened so far. We hope that this service starts as soon as possible, without delay … Many private contractors for the service are overloaded, and sometimes their behavior is not appropriate either, ”said Kummu Joshi Bhatnagar, a social activist from the Noida sector 77.