MyParkings App

The MyParkings App was launched by Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting in October 2021.

Key Facts for UPSC Examination

  • The application helps people book their parking slots online
  • It includes areas that are under the jurisdiction of South Delhi Municipal Corporation
  • The main objective of MyParkings App is to tackle congestion of vehicle parking
  • The application was developed by BECIL (Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited)
  • The application will ease the process of booking parking lots

About MyParkings App

The application will provide information about the total capacity of vehicles that can be parked in a site. It also provides information about spaces available for parking the vehicles and also about the used spaces. The BECIL is the implementing agency of the application. The cost of development and maintenance will be borne by BECIL. Also, BECIL will bear the capital cost of hardware, software and server used in the application.

Benefits

The application will ease the process of parking. This is because the users can learn about the availability of parking lots remotely. The app is cashless and paperless. Therefore, it will help to save tonnes of paper. The BECIL is to run a call centre to address the issues and queries related to the app. BECIL operates under the jurisdiction of South Delhi Municipal Corporation.

Need for MyParkings App

India has the second largest road network in the world. Delhi is the fourth most traffic congested city in the world. Mumbai is the most traffic congested city in the world. According to the latest Traffic Index (2018) published by TomTom of Amsterdam, Delhiā€™s extra travel time is 58% more and that of Mumbai is 65% more. Therefore, it is essential to adopt smart systems like MyParkings App to prevent traffic congestion and save time and fuel.

How will MyPakings App help Delhi?

The application will help reduce environmental and noise pollution. In 2016, the World Health Organisation reported that 14 of the 20 most polluted cities in the world belonged to India. Also, it will help reduce economic loss. The economic loss incurred by India in terms of time spent in traffic is huge. The economic losses from traffic congestion in Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata alone amount to Rs 1.47 lakh crore.

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