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Punjab notifies new parking policy for urban areas

Punjab Local bodies department notifies public parking policy for all municipal corporations; to come into effect by August 31.
Residents of areas under jurisdiction of 10 municipal corporations (MCs) in Punjab will have to pay fee for parking vehicles outside their houses, with the state local bodies department notifying a public parking policy which will be implemented by August 31.

The state’s municipal corporations are Amritsar, Pathankot, Jalandhar, Phagwara, Hoshiarpur, Ludhiana, Patiala, Mohali, Bathinda and Moga.
As per the policy, shopkeepers, office-goers and others need to park their vehicles in off-street parking facilities. Long-duration parking (more than three hours) will be discouraged on on-street parking spaces, states the policy which was notified on Friday (April 13).
The policy has also laid down a provision for videography of violations if any and sending challans to the residents.

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