The imperative of restricting vehicle numbers in Delhi: designing a parking policy to manage travel demand in the city

In this report, EPCA would like to point out that in the overall context, Delhi government needs to design specific measures in addition to improving public transportation system as levers to restrain traffic and their usage with the help of a phase-in time bound plan. After having reviewed various strategies that are implemented worldwide EPCA has selected parking policy as the first step towards travel demand management strategy. International experience shows that parking control and pricing is the most commonly applied demand management measure. Delhi as yet has not used parking policy as a strategy to reduce congestion and restrict vehicle numbers.