LAHORE - The City District Government Lahore (CDGL) has enforced new regulations in parking stands to mitigate various parking problems in different parts of the City. Under the new rules, Public Facilities Department of CDGL hired the services of district officer (Roads) to design new maps of each parking stand keeping in view flow of traffic, surroundings and convenience to the people. The authority concerned carried out demarcation of parking lots to determine their exact limits to discourage spiralling trend of illegal extension of parking stands out of their demarcated boundaries. For the first time in the history of the provincial capital, the department also increased the number of stands from 56 to 76. The Public Facility Department also auctioned out more than 49 parking stands on higher bids expecting to generate more than Rs 4 million as revenue. It has installed its own signboards displaying the rates along with the phone numbers of public facilities officers on its parking stands to discourage overcharging by contractors, who have permitted contractors to charge Rs 10 for a car, Rs 5 for a motorcycle and Rs 3 only for a cycle at the such parking spaces. Under new regulations, the owners of commercial buildings are prohibited to grant contracts for setting up parking lots outside their premises. DO (Public Facilities) Afraz Ahmed told The Nation that the new rules were meant to remove all the anomalies that had remained unchecked since long. He claimed that the move had helped uprooting the network of 'mafia involved in overcharging at parking stands; with around 80 per cent overcharging had already eliminated. He said the general public could lodge complaint in this regard and he would personally take immediate action against the responsible persons. The parking stands which have been auctioned and approved are: Pano Ram Centre, Aiwan-e-Iqbal Egerton Road, inside Jinnah Hall, Origa Complex, Fatima Memorial Hospital, Pak Saudi Bank Egerton Road, Habib Bank-Ufone Davis Road, Lahore Stock Exchange Egerton Road, Session Court Lower Mall, MacDonalds Gulberg, Eden Centre Jail Road, Nadera Office Singhpura, Hill Wave Arcade, Aiwan-e-Adl Lower Mall, Masood Hospital Ferozepur Road, Qadri Chamber Mcload Road, Corner Eden Heights Jail Road, Old Mac Building Gulberg, Hafeez Centre Gulberg, Spansor Building Wardi Impress Road, Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Pak Arab to Fazal Din, Cardiac Hospital Jail Road, Fountain Avenue Gulberg, Pace Centre Gulberg Mian Boulevard, Telenor Office Gulberg, Outside Camp Jail Ferozepur Road, Farooq Hospital Main Boulevard Allama Iqbal Road, LDA Plaza Egerton Road, Spansor Building Empress Road, Bloor Place (both sides), Mcload Road, Landa Marked Empress Road, Faisal Bank to Askari Bank, Gulberg Centre Gulberg, City Tower Gulberg, New Origa, Asad Centre to Faisal Bank, Fruit Mandi Ferozepur Road, Bajwa Hospital Shahdara, Knowledge House Baghbanpura, Excise Office GT Road Baghbanpura, Alfalah Bank GT Road Baghbanpura, Royal Arcade Ferozepur Road, Razzaq Hospital GT Road Baghbanpura, Alfalah Gulberg and Lahore Centre Gulberg.