Car buyers may need parking space certificate in future: Venkaiah Naidu

Venkaiah Naidu says holding discussions with surface transport minister and states in move to tackle growing congestion woes and lack of parking space across the country


An amendment to the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was introduced in the Lok Sabha in August. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint
An amendment to the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was introduced in the Lok Sabha in August. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint

New Delhi: To tackle growing congestion woes and lack of parking space across the country, the central government is looking to make it compulsory for car buyers to obtain an adequate parking space certificate.

Addressing a press conference in the national capital, urban development minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said that in the future it would be compulsory for cars to provide an adequate parking space certificate.

“In future, I also want to share with you that no car or vehicle will be registered without an adequate parking space available certificate. I am very keen on this. I am holding discussion with the surface transport minister and also sensitizing the states. We would be moving in that direction,” Naidu.

“In future it will be mandated. No permission will be given to any construction without a toilet,” Naidu, who was addressing a press conference on the launch of a toilet locator mobile application, added.

The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was introduced in the Lok Sabha in August. The amendments are yet to be passed by Parliament. It aims to address the issue of road safety and improve the processes for citizens while dealing with transport departments.

In 2015, the Himachal Pradesh High Court had directed the state government to make compulsory for people to show a certificate of parking for cars that are to be registered for use within the Shimla municipal area.

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