South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) inaugurated the first Radio-frequency identification (RFID) based parking operation at Dwarka Sector-14 Metro Station.
Elaborating about the RFID based parking operation, SDMC Commissioner Gyanesh Bharti, said that the newly inaugurated RFID based operation of a parking lot is ‘first of its kind’ facility for the people living in the area.
Bharti said that when a vehicle comes out from the parking lot, parking fee will be deducted automatically from the RFID Tag mounted on the glass. “The system is paperless and cashless, parking users will avoid payment of fees in the form of cash. Additionally, it will reduce time while parking the vehicles,” he said.
SDMC Mayor Mukesh Suryan said that this is the first parking lot where the FASTag system is being implemented to ensure smooth transactions.
“The SDMC will launch the facility of paperless and cashless parking in its jurisdiction. The Indian Highways Management Company Limited (IHMCL) will incur expenses related to setting up of structures for toll collection and the SDMC will not bear any cost related in this regard,” he said.
The SDMC has implemented the system of collection of parking charges through RFID to encourage online payment of parking fees. “The civic body has authorized NHAI’s IHMCL to collect parking charges from Dwarka Sector-14 Metro Station parking lot and will remit the same with the civic agency. The SDMC will reimburse the agency charge at the rate of 1 percent of the transaction value to the IHMCL,” a senior SDMC official said.