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MyParkings app Launched by Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur

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MyParkings App

MyParkings App: Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur launched MyParkings app in New Delhi.

Key Points about MyParkings App :

  • MyParkings App is a first-of-its-kind initiative.
  • It is an IoT technology-enabled end-to-end digital solution and will be available for use with mobile apps in both Android and iOS platforms.
  • This app is launched with an aim to tackle the issue of congestion the of vehicle parking.
  • The app will tell about the total capacity of vehicles to be parked, used spaces and space available for parking in each parking site so that the people can book parking slots online in areas which are under the jurisdiction of South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC).
  • This app has been developed by Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited (BECIL) with SDMC with the purpose to digitize all authorized parking under the civic body”s municipal limits.
  • BECIL is the implementing agency for app-based smart parking system in the jurisdiction of SDMC.
  • The entire cost of development and maintenance along with the capital cost of the server as well as its allied hardware and software of the app will be beared by BECIL.

Significance of the app:

  • With the growing population of vehicles in the city, the problem of parking has also grown over time.
  • But through this app is an effort to reduce stress and help people plan their trips better.
  • MyParkings app will offer various features.
  • It will ease the process of booking parking slots because through this app citizen will be able to know the availability of slots remotely.
  • This Smart Parking app, having a cashless and paperless transaction mode will save tonnes of paper on a daily basis.
  • It will also help in management of parking pass for daily/regular commuters.
  • It will provide options for electric vehicle charging station and integration of card with DTC/Delhi Metro; smart QR code for slot booking, check in and checkout and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system.

Integration with other apps:

  • MyParking’ App will also be integrated with Vahan App. FASTag, E-Challan and other government initiatives.
  • BECIL will also run a dedicated call centre as a customer care unit for the citizens in order to address their queries and issues related to the app.

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