From ET Realty
GURGAON: The Municipal Corporation Gurgaon is planning changes to its rules that will let owners of vacant plots officially turn them into parking lots and earn money from it.
The civic body hopes this will de-congest roads, particularly in Old Gurgaon. A proposal to change the corporation’s rules has been sent to Urban Local Body, its parent department.
The move came after chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar directed the MCG to identify vacant pockets available in the city and make slight changes in its policy to use these vacant pockets as parking spaces.
“Under the existing rule people can’t change the land use of their plot but now we will allow people to convert their vacant plots into parking spaces, without changing land use, and they can even charge a certain amount for this,” senior town planner of MCG, Sudhir Singh Chouhan.
He said the civic body has no land available in Old Gurgaon to develop parking lots, so they are changing the rule to encourage people to come forward and help de-congest the city.
The MCG will also consider converting government plots that are not being used into parking lots, an official of the civic body said.