LAHORE - City District Government has signed an agreement with Pakset, a subordinate agency of Suparco, for introducing metre parking system in three important commercial localities in the City. As part of pilot project, metre parking will be introduced at Liberty Market, Main Boulevard Gulberg and MM Alam Road at an estimated cost of Rs 36 million. Latest ticketing equipment of a leading French firm Parkeon will be imported for installing at these three commercial localities. Central control room will be established at the DCO office for monitoring ticketing equipment. DCO Sajjad Ahmed Bhutta revealed this while addressing a press conference along with Chief Executive Pakset and representative of Parkeon Akhtar Aziz here at the DCO office on Tuesday. Giving details of first such project in the country, Sajjad Ahmed Bhutta said that 16 ticketing equipment would be installed in these three localities and each machine would cover 60 vehicles. He said that the commuter would find ticketing equipment at the maximum distance of 30 metre. He said that introduction of public friendly metre parking system would help streamlining parking in the City. He said that auto collection would reduce complaints at parking stands. He said that the metre parking system would be functional at these three markets within 17 weeks. He said that lane marking for vehicle parking would be started in these three localities during the coming week. He said that the CDG would launch public awareness campaign before the start of metre parking system. To a question, the DCO said that the parking rates would be notified later on but they would be affordable. To another question, he said that Lahore Eye project would be started in near future that would help evaluating traffic problems in the City. He said that 52 cameras would be installed at different points in the City that would help assessing traffic volume at specific section. He said that these cameras would help making strategy for resolving traffic problems in future. Chief Executive Pakset Usman Bajwa said that metre parking would help resolving traffic and parking problems in busy commercial areas.