The State Government of Gujarat has now decided to allocate 1% of land under all future town planning schemes due to the growing vehicle density and decreasing parking spaces in all major cities throughout the state.
The creation of open-air parking spaces will be required. Parking spaces must already be provided in all structures, whether they are residential or commercial, but compliance is very low. As a result, parking is a problem in every city and town. The situation gets worse as Gujarat’s urbanisation accelerates. Gujarat’s population has increased to 46% of urban, suburban, and peri-urban areas.
To put this decision into effect, the State Government has already released a notification.
The majority of the 843 TP schemes that the government has identified are in Ahmedabad. In Ahmedabad, including in areas under the jurisdiction of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and the Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA), nearly 364 TP schemes have been finished. A senior official of the State Urban Development Department said,”We will see that buildings coming up in these schemes have adequate parking facility.”
Parking is a significant problem that the cities are facing based on the vehicle density and the number of vehicles. The fact that vehicle density has increased by 73.5% in Gujarat over the past 20 years is a good indicator of how serious the situation is. Last year, the number of vehicles reached 3.10 crore, up from 0.56 lakh in 2001. The highest vehicle density is in Surat city.