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.

What is the city’s Parking Conditions?

The total number of vehicles to population ratio in Chennai is 0.73 vehicles per person residing within Chennai limits. This statistic is often misleading as it tries to project a very progressive picture. The extent of severity of this issue is brought to the fore only when it is stated that of the total number of vehicles 94% belong to a privately owned category. At the same time, the number of people walking or using non-motorised transport system like cycles/tricycle has dwindled. The per centage modal share of trips in Chennai city is 31 per cent for public transport, 22 per cent walking and 9 per cent cycles.

There are about 2.6 million two-wheelers registered in Chennai which account for roughly 81 percent of a total number of private vehicle population in Chennai and 4 wheelers account for 18 per cent and the rest by other vehicles including tractors, road rollers and three wheelers. Together the different types of private vehicles constitute nearly 94 percent of the total number of vehicles in Chennai city.

The figures suggest that transportation demand in Chennai is overwhelmingly dependent on privately owned and operated motor vehicles. A high intensity of private vehicles leads to congestion on roads, another major issue. On an average 78,155 vehicles cross the city limits as per Comprehensive Traffic and Transportation Study. The Volume Capacity Ratio (V/C) is more than one in most of the stretches. It also poses a challenge to the city in terms of making parking facility available for all these vehicles.

Define Parking?

Parking can be defined as the act of a vehicle stopping, standing or loading along a street. When this occurs on the road, it is termed on-street parking and elsewhere, it is termed off-street parking. Vehicles cannot be in a state of motion; it needs to stop at places as per the motorist‘s requirements since vehicles are used for transporting people or goods from one point to another.Since every vehicle needs parking at all destinations, the demand for parking space has started to put immense pressure on the urban landscape. An increase in personalised modes of transport, including two wheelers and four wheelers, have caused demand for parking facilities to increase manifold.

Perks of iParko

Who all can take the maximum benefits from iParko?
Unused spaces of the schools and colleges during weekends and national holidays, these spaces can be utilised for parking by the commuters who spend a lot of time in searching, as a result one tends to use more petrol and waste a lot of time.
The school and colleges can increase their revenue by joining with iParko.
Hotels and restaurants don’t have peak traffic during weekdays, during this period there spot are making no ROI(return on investment), making iParko as their partner this hotel and restaurants can increase their revenues by a certain percentage.
This is how iParko will change everyone’s life and will make people rethink about parking as a problem.