Coming August, 85 roads located in the central parts of Bengaluru could have the much-delayed smart parking system for vehicles. The decade-old proposal will also bring an end to what the city is used to free parking. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) will charge a fee by the hour — ranging from ₹10 to ₹30 — for cars and two-wheelers.
For the first phase, BBMP has identified parking spaces for 10,500 two-wheelers and 3,500 cars. Some of the roads are MG Road, Brigade Road, Commercial Street, Kasturba road, Nrupathunga Road, Kamaraj Road and Lavelle Road. These 85 roads are categorised as premium, business and ordinary roads and will, therefore, have different parking fees. While parking a car on MG Road would cost ₹30 per hour, it would be ₹15 per hour on BVK Iyengar Road.