New Delhi station offers motorists revamped parking

New Delhi station offers motorists revamped parking

Has electronic board to display empty slots

New Delhi station offers motorists revamped parking

Parking woes of motorists visiting New Delhi railway station is all set to get mitigated as the revamped premium parking on the Ajmeri Gate side of the station has been thrown open for public.

The premium parking has been opened with new entry and exit points, apart from new features that includes automated machines providing parking slips.

The premium area, opposite platform number 16, has a parking capacity of around 250 cars.

“The revamped parking space has an electronic board to display empty slots available at the parking lot,” said Ajay Michael, spokesperson of Delhi division, Northern Railway.
“Since parking slips are being issued with automated machine, chances of motorists being overcharged is ruled out,” added Michael.

Officials said that since this parking has separate entry and exit points than the general parking areas, motorists would not be required to enter the common circulating area of the station, which otherwise remains crowded.

“A portion of an abandoned building on Bhavabhuti Marg was demolished. The space created has been utilised, both for entry and exit into the premium parking lot. It would also be convenient for the motorists, who park their vehicle in the premium parking, to enter the platforms,” said an official.

“The parking lot is bang opposite the VIP gate on platform number 16, which usually witnesses less rush than other entry points to the railway platforms,” added the official.
The parking lot would benefit several passengers as the Ajmeri Gate side of the station handles around 70 per cent of the five-lakh passenger traffic at the station.

More expensive

However, the services of this parking would come at a cost. The rates of the premium parking of cars is higher than the other general parking lot at the station.

“The parking rate for a car for the first hour is Rs 100. Thereafter, Rs 100 is charged for every extra hour,” said Michael.

The parking rates for cars at the general parking lot is much lesser. For the first two hours, the rate is Rs 20.

The rate for the next five hours is Rs 50. Parking a
car for 6 to 12 hours cost Rs 100.