Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd (HMRL) has introduced ‘Park Hyderabad’
To provide a hassle-free parking experience to metro commuters, the Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd (HMRL) authority has inaugurated a smart parking project which will allow citizens to search and pay for parking via smartphone app at 24 metro stations. This project also includes digitization of parking ticketing and other operations on ground level. The parking operations are being run by ZrutiSolutions – who have introduced several pioneering features to improve the parking experience for commuters. The technology for digital parking is powered by the smart parking platform of Get My Parking, an award winningIoT startup. This platform enables HMRL parking lots to provide cloud-based parking management system and latest consumer offerings like digital payment and mobile app for parking.
Get My Parking is a smart parking startup, founded in 2015 by Chirag Jain and Rasik Pansare with the aim to digitize the fragmented parking industry. Since then team Get My Parking has digitized more than 800 parking locations which cumulatively process about 2 Million parking transactions every month. An example of ‘Make in India’ success, Get My Parking has expanded globally with digital parking projects across 17 countries including most of Europe. The learnings of working on diverse geographies and requirements has made their core parking platform robust and agile. That indirectly adds valueto their new projects like the one of Hyderabad metro parking.
Talking about the project, Mr. Rasik Pansare, Co-founder ofGet My Parking, said, “This is an exciting opportunityfor us as it is a first of its kind smart parking system for on-street parking. We are grateful to HMRL for huge encouragement to startups and ‘Digital India’ initiatives. Ourpartner and lead bidder of this project, Zruti Solutions, have been very innovative and steadfast. This is an ambitious project and our cross-domain expertise have come together in a complimentary manner to deliver on the responsibility of making Hyderabad metro parking a seamless experience”.
The Get My Parking platform is modular and future-proof, meaning it can be used in various capacities as per requirements and keep adding new capabilities without affecting existing services. This helps Get My Parking in doing parking projects in Indian cities like Hyderabad which are changing rapidly and might have a very different parking scenario in future.
As part of this project there will soon be a free mobile app available on android and iOS for Hyderabad citizens to search, navigate, and pay for the parking at 24 metro stations. It will also provide a lot of helpful information about parking lots like timings, tariff, rules, and real location photos.All the transactional operations done by parking attendants will be digitally assisted using handheld based parking management system by Get My Parking.
This initiativewill empower citizens and parking attendants with new age digital parking tools and contribute to the smart city ecosystem of Hyderabad. So that soon enough parking won’t be a hassle for HMRL metro commuters.