Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Parking fees at airport to go digital from jan 1

Pune airport officials’ new year resolution is to make digital payment compulsory for all those parking their vehicles on the premises. Come January 1, 2017, cash will not be accepted for parking fees; instead, those using the airport parking lot will have to use amobile wallet for payments.

Free parking services, provided by the Airport Authority of India (AAI) from November 14, is to end at midnight on November 28 at all operational airports. The digital payment or mobile wallet has already been implemented at Pune airport, but cash is still available as an option.

Parkings fee for two-wheelers is Rs 20 for two hours and Rs 10 per subsequent hour. For cars and SUV, charges are Rs 85 and Rs 90 for two hours and Rs 20 after two hours, respectively.

JB Singh, general manager and spokesperson for AAI, New Delhi, said, “The AAI is planning all transactions at the parking lot to be conducted through e-payment. The current facility— cash and digital payment — will be available till December 31. When asked about those who do not have the mobile wallet facility, Singh shrugged it off, saying, “We will be implanting the e-wallet facility as it is the parking contractor who makes this decision.”
30/11/16 Sushant Ranjan/Pune Mirror