Parking crisis

SC asks Delhi government for a plan

Published: Tuesday 30 November 2004

The Supreme Court (SC) has asked the Delhi government to submit a time-bound plan to deal with Delhi's parking problem by mid-November 2004. It has directed the government to study two reports submitted to the SC by the Environment Protection Control Authority (EPCA). The reports highlight high pollution levels due to vehicular traffic. They warn that if the number of vehicles in the city keeps increasing at the current rate, there would be no parking space left and nearly three fourths of Delhi's roads would remain congested in future. They also point at lack of parking space in residential areas. There are about four million registered vehicles in Delhi; the number would rise to 4.7 million by 2010.

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