Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday got its maiden FASTag-enabled Parking Management System (PMS) at Multi-Level Car Parking (MLCP) General Bus Stand Jammu.
This state-of-the-art cashless initiative is second across the country.
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.
The launch was part of J&K’s week-long ‘My Town My Pride’ campaign initiated by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha.
Deputy Mayor Jammu Baldev Singh, Divisional Commissioner Jammu Ramesh Kumar, Vice Chairman Jammu Development Authority Pankaj Magotra, Deputy Commissioner Jammu Avny Lavasa, Commissioner Jammu Municipal Corporation Rahul Yadav, SSP Traffic Jammu Koushal Kumar, Regional Transport Officer Jammu Pankaj Bhagotra, President of Chamber of Commerce Jammu Arun Gupta, Corporator Ward No-19 Amit Gupta, President of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Jammu, Rahul Sahai, MD Housing Board J&K Shabir Hussain, MD J&K Road Transport Corporation Jammu Rakesh Kumar, Srikant Kurup of IDFC First Bank, and ARTO Jammu Muhammad Saleem were also present on the occasion.
Speaking at the launch, Dheeraj Gupta said, “In the past few years, the parking facilities have increased in Jammu city but this state-of-the-art smart parking FASTag enabling cashless initiative is first of its kind in J&K and second across the entire country.”
Gupta urged the people to maintain traffic discipline by parking their vehicles at parking spaces.
He also complimented Jammu Development Authority and IDFC First Bank for partnering this initiative and said that the government was committed to provide all kinds of support to make an effective traffic management system for citizens of the region.
“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 said.
Toll and Transit head IDFC First Bank and other officers were also present on the occasion.