“Planning to shift to Mumbai city for any reasons ? Own a car already or planning to buy 1 ? Whichever car you buy, You must know some basics about how Mumbaikars park and what are the different types of parking available in city. Yes these are common to other cities too, But since i am writing this for those who don’t know anything about Mumbai traffic rules and car parking etc, Here is a brief info..”
Basic Parking Types Mumbai City Has
Upon entering into any locality or a housing society, STILT parking is the common view. Here one can also see open society parking for members and visitors, which society charges some 100 to 500 Rupees as vehicle parking charges, Charges depends on society to society and city locations. Stilt types are purchased from builder or re-seller society members. Some posh localities in Navi Mumbai, Western Eastern Suburbs and South Mumbai also have Automatic parking system via lifts. These are one of the best systems which saves from Traffic, Little costly but a great choice available with limited luxurious apartments.
Public Pay Parking Options
You are out of your residence stilt parking and out for some casual hangout or shopping or just to explore Mumbai city, What are the parking options out there ? Be aware of offences and penalty and know the below types and options. REMEMBER, most of the places, even pay parking services here says “PARKING ON YOUR OWN RISK”.
Railway Parking : On most of the railway stations there are pay and park services for two and four wheeler operated by Railway authorities, run by some private contractors. If you are one who has a car or bike and will travel daily through the lifeline local trains, then these station side pay parking facilities is an ideal choice. Check this page for station wise details. Now, in few suburb locations these services has BIKE ONLY parking because of space crunch, We have detailed in out pay parking location section about such stations with pictures and videos wherever possible.
BMC / MCGM Parking : A systematic parking system in Mumbai specially planned, designed and operated by Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai which as of date have 92 such parking lots, major in South Mumbai heavy traffic areas and in suburbs too. MCGM parking lots are also run by private companies upon filling for tenders, They basically charge hourly like Upto 1 hour, 1 to 3 Hours, 3 to 6 hours, 6 to 12 hours, And above 12 hours with reasonable rates separate for Cars and Bikes, Monthly pass system again differently charged for Day time parking and Night time for regular car / bike visitors in location. We have tried to list all MCGM parking lots in city Here. Looking at the traffic problems and increasing numbers of car owners, BMC is and has already at some places started the MULTI-LEVEL parking solutions, like one in Lower Parel. In Navi Mumbai one can find CIDCO operated parking lots which are similar like one’s like BMC.
BMC MCGM Parking Charges
Privately Running Parking : At various tourist spots and residential localities, Near railway stations parking can be found which are operated by private operators in their owned / rented plots, These are another types compared to the above listed options.
Parking Options at Malls and Super Market : This is a absolute basic need now in Mumbai and giant super markets, departmental stores and Malls like DMart, Hypercity, Reliance Fresh, Sahakari Bhandar and major shopping malls do have a great parking facilities inside premises. Most of these are Free parking and used mostly by car owners here to shop and purchase groceries etc. Our pay park locator can find you one in your area, Just type the name or location of such.
Street Parking : In few lanes in hustle bustle of city, Sometimes near station area, Sometimes near shopping centers Street side parking are available, Few free and Few paid service. Again park on your own risk here and be aware of rules and penalty by traffic police Mumbai. Many a times cases like stolen vehicle, spare parts, logo and fuel takes place in such type of parking so consider this option a last one if no paid services are available around.