Dhaka: For the residents of the capital, private car owners have to face the problem of parking every day. Those who own a car are bothered by the problem of safe parking when they go out with the car.
Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) has taken the initiative to solve such problems. That’s why ‘Smart On Street Parking’ or DNCC Smart Parking has been launched on an experimental basis in Gulshan.
The app was launched on Wednesday (November 8) at a function organized at Gulshan-2 DNCC Nagar Bhaban in the capital. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal was present as the chief guest in the opening ceremony under the chairmanship of Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Atiqul Islam.
According to DNCC sources, DNCC has made arrangements for parking on the side of the road through the app by paying hourly to eliminate parking everywhere. And through this app, the car owner or driver can see where the parking slot is empty in the vicinity. After that anyone can park their car using the app. And this is DNCC’s On Street Parking or Smart Parking.
How to register in the app?
DNCC Smart Parking App must be downloaded from Google Play Store, Apple App Store to complete the registration from anywhere. Open the app and click on Create n Account button. After going to create account page fill the form with personal and vehicle details and click submit button then registration will be completed through OTP verification.
How to use smart parking service?
First, the car should be parked parallel or 60 degrees at the white colored spot on the sidewalk, as per the road rules. This parking must be validated using the app or smart parking card.
First Method – Using Parking App:
To confirm parking using the app, enter the app and select the road and click on the ‘Parking’ button. Then you have to select the ‘time’ to park the car according to any place and hour. Then the software will display the parking charges as per the selected hours and the charges can be paid through any online payment. The parking service will be activated automatically subject to proper completion of the charge.
Second Method – Using Smart Parking Card:
In the first instance one has to collect a ‘Smart Parking Card’, which can be collected from the Road Warden or Islami Bank Gulshan, Banani branch. For the first time, this smart parking card has to be registered with user details from Islami Bank Gulshan, Banani branch. In order to receive fast service, some money should be recharged in the smart parking card registered from the branch of Islami Bank.
After parking the car, if the smart parking card is given to the warden and the number of hours of parking is to be mentioned, the warden collects the car parking payment from the smart parking card through the POS (pause) machine in his hand and a receipt is issued.
Dhaka North City Corporation said about the purpose of smart parking service, the main purpose of this project is to create a modern management for car parking in our country like developed countries. For that purpose, by starting in the form of a pilot on the designated roads of Dhaka North City Corporation, taking timely action by taking various opinions of users.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Chowdhury Abdullah Al-Mamun, Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Habibur Rahman, Member of Parliament (MP) of Dhaka-17 Constituency Mohammad Ali Arafat, Senior Secretary of Public Security Department were also present at the smart parking opening ceremony. Mostafizur Rahman and others.
Bangladesh Time: 1448 hours, November 08, 2023