Parking Policies, A development in Disguise!

Do Indian roads need better parking policies now? Are these policies a disguise to cover and show everything is under progress. What we need to do before these policies are framed? Before debating whether the parking should be free or not?

We need to see the status of our infrastructural development concerned about parking and traffic in the cities. Implement #smartparking solutions in tier 1 cities and replicate the model in different cities. Parking meters, Parking enforcement, Cameras for parking space and Registration no recognition. Use these all tools to understand a cities parking behaviour and make policies accordingly.

Not all cities are drivable and parkable, each city has different zones, the official need to study these zones and make the policies accordingly, with the no of cars and motorist are going rapidly in India its high time we take these things seriously and keep working on it. Having a tab on the new roads we make, new buildings that are coming to place, we need to make sure we are doing it in the correct way. Thinking is the place too crowded? Policies in Urban Planning should lead to wise parking policies. #urbanPlanning will talk about it in deep in the later post.

Adding more parking, will that solve India’s Parking Problem?

India’s tier 1 and tier 2 cities are facing a surge in parking demands, this is increasing problems such as traffic congestion and carbon footprints. Are we really doing enough to tackle this problem? Is adding more spots is the real solution? 

NO, we can take recent examples of the AHMEDABAD MUNICIPAL CORPORATION, they added many free parking lots all over Ahmedabad but with no planning, all municipal spots are turned to parking spots, was there really a need of parking plots in these areas. These were made to make things look better in the paper.

Then what can be the real SOLUTION to these?

Zoning of the cities, with the zoning the municipal bodies need to understand the demand of the parking in each zone and make walkable cities for the same. There are a lot of economic values to the walkable cities. In Auckland, they created walkable parking and seen a rise in spending of people and which rose the sales of the shops indirectly the cities are benefited


Smart enabled IOT devices, Image Processing of parking lots sharing the data in real time, these data can be shared with Mobile apps can be further analyzed to make dynamic parking prices. These data can be used to predict the traffic in particular zones of the cities and frame policies.

TO REDUCE THE TRAFFIC IN THE CITY WE NEED TO TARGET that 30 % OF PEOPLE WHO IS CRUISING IN THE CITY FOR PARKING. The drivers are unaware of the currently available parking spots in the city and these smart applications can be used to find and book nearby parking spots.

So these can be the solutions for the better management of the existing parking spots, and there are few more which we talk in detail later.




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


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.