Buying A New Car Or Motorcycle? You May Need Proof For Parking Space

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If you are among the buyers of new cars or motorcycles, then you may need to have a proof for parking space if Union Government implements the new proposal announced on Thursday.

The new rule will have a significant impact on the annual increase of private car sales. As per the data until March 2015, Delhi has more than 26 lakh cars, highest in India.

Union Urban Development Minister, Venkaiah Naidu speaking at a government function in Delhi said, "In future, it would be mandated that no permission would be given to any construction without a toilet... no car or vehicle will be registered without adequate parking space availability certificate."

He added, "I am holding discussions with (road transport minister) Nitin Gadkari and also sensitising the states. We are moving in that direction."

Auto industry experts have welcomed this move but stated that the implementation of this law will be challenging. The Centre have to amend the motor vehicles law to bring this new rule into existence.

If at all this new rule is amended and notified, the responsibility of implementation will be on civic agencies and transport departments of state governments. A system has to be set up for inspection and certification of parking spaces.

Civic officials stated that the existing building bylaws and parking norms may need to be tweaked which is to be done by the urban development ministry.

But the government officials have also stated that the implementation of this law will not be a walk in the park, as the third of Delhi's population lives in unauthorised colonies. An official said, "Apart from illegal colonies, Delhi anyway does not have planned development."

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Story first published: Friday, December 23, 2016, 12:55 [IST]
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