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Huge investments made to create parking facilities in Delhi, but chaos remains: CSE
A new assessment done by NGO, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) says that Delhi has made humongous investments in several parking facilities without any impact on parking chaos, congestion and pollution.

These structures stand in isolation without being integrated with the local area parking planning, and are used sub-optimally. The result is that roads remain choke-a-block, adding to the parking chaos.

"Before more urban spaces are surrendered to increase parking spaces and to the mindless and expensive construction of parking facilities for cars, it is important to get the terms of action right," Anumita Roy Chowdhury, CSE's Executive Director said in a statement.

She was speaking at a workshop on 'Urban parking planning and management' organized by CSE in New Delhi. Officials from Delhi and a few other cities, members of resident welfare associations and transport experts participated in these consultations,

According to a press release by CSE, the analysis says that cities need clear policy goals for parking management.

"The National Urban Transport Policy and the Delhi Master Plan have made it clear that a parking policy will also have to lower personal vehicle travel and urban-peak traffic with the aim of reducing congestion, accidents and pollution. But there is no policy blueprint to implement this yet," the CSE analysis says.

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