The Idea behind iParko

Ideas come from the strangest of avenues. iParko, however, doesn’t owe it beginnings to one of those strange avenues. All of us face parking issues. We’ve all tried fitting in our vehicles in whatever available space we can find. In trying to do that, we end up, actually, causing more problems related to parking in the cities we live in!

iParko was created out of the need to find parking spaces. One of the founders decided that parking has to be organised and that maybe the powers-that-be need some human and technological help to achieve it! A while later, after many hours invested in research and understanding the problem, the iParko-the idea, was formed. Life however, isn’t all that easy and to do anything it is best if we’re not alone; especially if that something has a social significance!

So, the above-said founder came up with a solid plan, approached friends and prospective investors and voila, iParko was born! And what was the society-changing idea that lead to it? The need for intelligent parking in the cities. And the rest of the story is probably something you’ve heard a million times over: the app was created, the plans were executed and today, iParko has more than 100 followers. All that is exactly what happened!

Then why is it important to know why iParko was created? Well, sometimes, when we see some many different things around us, we don’t really know what to pick, right? The story behind iParko is important to know only because it preaches one thing: intelligent parking. And, why’s that important, you ask?

Well, if you did ask that, shame on you! Intelligent parking is not just something that will make life so much easier but also a basic duty that we all have to perform as responsible citizens. Why is that? Well, see, if you begin to use iParko and its services, you’ll park intelligently. Then what? Oh, someone else will be able to park conveniently as well, thanks to you. And what is the best part? Oh, you’ll be so pleased with the services of iParko that you’ll show the app to a friend; who will, trusting you, use it and start parking intelligently as well… You the drift, right? Soon, everyone will start parking intelligently, fulfilling their roles as responsible Indian citizens as well as clever consumers. And, the end result? Indian cities where parking will no longer be a nightmare.

All of that sounds like a big idea, right?! Well, yes. Big changes come from big ideas. But the steps will be small. That’s why, iParko is currently working on fixing the parking problem in Chennai alone.

So, if you were patient enough to read down this large article on the idea behind iParko, then you’re nice enough to download and use the app! Once you do, don’t forget to spread the word!

Be a part of iParko’s subscribers, be a channel for social change! (That was a little overexaggerating, wasn’t it? I certainly don’t think so!)

 

Just why iParko is the need of the hour!

Karl Benz, from Germany, is generally credited with having created the first ever automobile way back in 1885. Since then, the world has seen a steady rise in the number of automobiles created and of course, driven. In the last few decades, the rise has been almost uncontrolled and beyond even our wildest imaginations.

Today, over 132 years since the first automobile hit the roads, traffic and parking are one of the biggest headaches to every citizen in the world. Novel parking, dutiful and careful driving solutions are the need of the hour and every country is striving to achieve it by any means possible. Leaving aside the global perspective and coming to our own Chennai, it is obvious that parking is a mammoth-sized problem today.

How many of us have decided to take a spin and drive down to Besant Nagar on a Sunday evening only to return irritated and disheartened due to no parking space? Almost always, all roads leading to and right next to the beach in Besant Nagar are crowded not just with people but also with numerous cars and bikes. However, there’s some kind of regulation in this case on the main road if not the side roads. Ever taken a ride down to Mylapore on an evening before a festival? Vehicles will be parked left, right and center with no regard to vehicles that might come later or even, the fact that the vehicles already parked have to eventually leave. Want to go into North or South Mada Street? Well, you’d have to park somewhere near the Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple and walk down (if you’re lucky, that is).

South Mada street Mylapore. Parking on the road is as common as on the platform!

Properly managed on-street parking is fundamental in understanding the availability of free space in urban areas. Parking isn’t just important to all commuters but is also fundamental to pedestrians. Above all, parking right is the duty of every rider or driver. However, current scenarios indicate that not all commuters are aware of proper parking rules and hence, for those suffering in lieu of them, iParko is the right solution!

Besant Nagar on a day with light traffic and less crowd.

iParko aims to provide novel parking and eventually improve the parking scene in Chennai city. In the process, iParko will be providing parking solutions in different areas of the city and eventually reduce the parking-induced stress levels in the city! Go ahead, download the app and get going, iParko will help you to find that sweet parking spot!

Sowcarpet…the Chandani chowk feel

 

Let us welcome you to the Chandani Chowk of Chennai “Sowcarpet”. In Chennai, if you want to get feel the of Rajasthan or Chandni Chowk of Delhi,a visit to Sowcarpet is must for all reasons. Be it street food, sweets or shopping, this is one-stop destination. Jewellery shops, sarees, salwars, bridal accessories, spices, dry fruits, chats, clothes, toys, vegetables, fruits, and what not lined up on Mint street selling all these stuffs.

Being the most crowded streets, the parking is the biggest trouble in and around mint street, narayana mudali street, kasi chetty street and perumal mudali street. So if shopping is the priority then parking is the bigger deal in such streets. Let us take you and introduce to the solution of this trouble, “iParko” a perfect resolution to your parking difficulty. iParko has taken a step for betterment of your life in the streets. Any day, anytime, you drop your place in our application and here we provide you all the possible parking in and around you.

What are you waiting for then….. go iParko!!

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Ideate!

Will an application based solution solve all the parking problems in India? No, definitely that’s not an answer. Taking parking as a national issue, each state and each city have its own way of functioning hence, the application will not suffice to add something to it, having a better solution so the places are used to its maximum, Perfect utilization of spaces that’s what we need. iParko will be working on such solutions to make parking simple and hassle free for all. We will change the way Indians park. we will make our roads more parking freindly.

#nationbuilding #iparkoparking #india2020

Happy 100

 CHENNAI NAMMA OORU!

We are having happy 100 users, thanks, to everyone support and love. Your feedback helped us to make things better. We will come with more services for Chennai city. We will make parking easier for you all. No more hassles in T Nagar or in Anna Nagar or in Central for parking, because Chennai has iParko.

Building Violations

Building violations in the form of not providing parking space, not complying with minimum parking requirements and converting parking space for other purposes have been commonly sighted in Chennai. In spite of the strict penal and regulation in the Rules, instances are replete as to the gross violations in various parts of Chennai. With the CMDA ―master plan‖ prescribing the norms for licensing of new buildings, there has been a check on such violations. However, old buildings located in the main centers of the city have been the major culprits for creating parking issues. These centers attract huge traffic, but in not providing sufficient parking space, it leads to spill over and traffic congestions in the locality. The issue is grave during peak hours with the traffic police finding it difficult to monitor the traffic.

City lacks of Enforcement in terms of Parking!

Enforcement is a key issue in traffic and parking management systems in Chennai, as in many other cities, with a lack of resources to monitor parking and instances of bribing. There is also a lack of coordination between various stakeholders of parking. As a result, there exists a serious lacuna in the overall parking management framework in Chennai. A stronger enforcement in terms of strictly enforcing traffic and parking rules and penalising violations has been instrumental in modulating the traffic etiquette.
It was found that in pay and park parking slots, there is a serious gap between the Corporation which manages parking and the traffic police who enforces parking discipline, resulting in poor parking management. The failure to tow a vehicle parked illegally or parked beyond the prescribed limits will encourage users to park without discipline, leading to a loss for the exchequer, as the price is not tagged with the duration of parking.

City is in need of parking spots!!!

 Finding parking is difficult and cruising is a general phenomenon observed on roads here. The severity of the problem increases as a result of the lack of off-street facilities in the city. One of the initiatives of the Chennai Corporation to ease congestion was to utilise school playgrounds for parking after school hours. Recently, a plan to build an underground parking facility below.
The CMDA Report, 2008, has brought out a general picture of parking in Chennai city. The study estimated that demand for parking is increasing in Chennai over the years. High demand for parking is observed in T Nagar, Purusawalkam, Anna Nagar and Vadapalani. As per the report, out of 100 persons travelling in Chennai 26 travel by bus 2 by train, 33 by walk, 13 by cycle, 19 by two wheeler, 4 by car and 3 by other modes. With a total population of cars reaching 5, 75,137 and two wheelers reaching 26, 14,821, the strain on parking is immense.

iParko’s Birth

Today we mark the birth of an app of its own kind. It will solve major issue faced in many Metro cities such as Chennai for now. iParko will keep providing awesome services as the time goes. We have many great features and services to provide to you people and we will keep improving ourselves.

Thank you to all for parking at iParko.