Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd (HMRL) has introduced ‘Park Hyderabad’, a paid Parking facility for two / four wheelers at all the 24 Metro Rail stations between Miyapur – Ameerpet – Nagole stretches of 30kms.
As per the directions of the State Government plans to bring in the latest and sophisticated smart parking technologies to Hyderabad city at the Metro Rail stations to provide safety and security for commuters and their vehicles, HMRL finalized bids for development of Integrated Smart Parking Management System (ISPMS) at the 24 Metro Rail stations in e in public private partnership (PPP) mode.
Under the brand name ‘Park Hyderabad’, the Integrated Smart Parking System is based on a comprehensive digital solution, and it will handle the entire gamut of parking issues without much human intervention. It has a citizen mobile App which provides real time information from all the on-street smart parking lots at the Metro stations. Two wheeler and four wheeler owners/drivers by using their GPS can digitally check the availability of their desired parking lot before they travel to any Metro station. They can simply use their location services on their smartphone and the system would display the available bays to park their vehicles in about 4,000 two wheeler parking bays and 250 four wheeler parking bays at these 24 Metro stations.
The users can book vacant colour coded bay numbers and use their allotted parking bays through either electronic payments or cash payments. All transactions will be digitalized, ensuring transparency.
Parking violations will be detected both electronically and manually and compliance will be ensured by security personnel of the private licensee under the supervision of Traffic Police.
The parking areas at the Metro stations are being aesthetically developed with covered parking shelters) near Metro stations and it will have free Wi-Fi and other facilities. These attractive smart parking lots will be linked to CCTV cameras and to a central Command & Control Centre in future.