Jammu’s first FASTag enabled Parking Management System launched at Bus Stand
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Principal Secretary Housing & Urban Development Department (H&UDD), Dheeraj Gupta on Saturday inaugurated J&K’s first FASTag enabled Parking Management System at Multi-Level Car Parking General Bus Stand Jammu.
The smart parking was launched as part of UT of J&K’s My Town My Pride Campaign.
Speaking at the launch, Dheeraj Gupta said the state-of-the-art smart parking FASTag enabling cashless while the initiative is first of it’s kind in J&K and second across the whole country.
He said that in past few years the parking facilities have increased in Jammu city and urged the citizens to maintain traffic discipline by parking their vehicles at parking spaces.
He also complemented Jammu Development Authority and IDFC First Bank for partnering this initiative and said that government is committed to provide all kind of support to make effective traffic management system for citizens of the region.
He also insisted upon the requirement of upscaling of this model to all parking’s in the Jammu City be that of JDA or JMC so that the smooth cashless, paperless, entry-exit experience at parking’s to Jammuties is not only limited to a single parking but all over the city.
The parking would work through an app called Park+ where Jammu residents by using this app can now discover, book and prepay for a parking spot.
Additionally, they can also use the FASTag on their car to pay for a parking spot, without any human intervention, a first of its kind initiative in Jammu.
Commenting on the partnership, Amit Lakhotia, Founder & CEO, Park+ said, “Park+ has been making conscious efforts to partner with likeminded organizations to enhance car ownership experiences for users. As part of this strategy, we are excited to collaborate with the Jammu Development Authority, to bring our smart parking services to Jammu. We at Park+ have taken something that has historically been painful & intimidating – finding a parking spot and made it effortless.”
By downloading the Park+ app, Jammu residents can also recharge their FASTag, discover a car insurance offer, discover a car maintenance partner, find a parking spot and track their challans, he said.
“Additionally our FASTag enabled parking management system also allows car owners to pay for their parking using their FASTag. Our aim is to remove parking anxiety for all car owners in Jammu and we aim to expand our smart parking services exponentially, in the next 3-4 months,” he added.
Pankaj Magotra Vice Chairman Jammu Development Authority and Srikant Kurup of IDFC First Bank also spoke on the occasion.
Deputy Mayor Jammu, Baldev Singh Billowaria; Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar; Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Avny Lavasa; Commissioner Jammu Municipal Corporation, Rahul Yadav; SSP Traffic Jammu, Koushal Kumar; Regional Transport Officer, Jammu, Pankaj Bhagotra; President, Chamber of Commerce, Jammu, Arun Gupta; Corporator, Ward No-19, Amit Gupta; President, PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Jammu Rahul Sahai; MD, Housing Board, J&K, Shabir Hussain; MD, J&K Road Transport Corporation, Jammu Rakesh Kumar; and Mohd Saleem, ARTO Jammu, Toll and Transit head IDFC First Bank and other officers were also present on the occasion.