Gujarat state government has directed all civic bodies and urban development authorities to include and reserve parking plots in all upcoming town planning schemes, especially near public places. With rapid urban growth, the number of vehicles too is expected to grow phenomenally and providing space for their parking would become greater concern unless a proper plan is chalked out right now. So, the state road safety council met the representatives of all municipal corporations, urban authorities, urban development department, roads and buildings department and all concerned authorities and directed them to reserve parking plots in all major town planning schemes in plots reserved for public amenities. Civic bodies have been directed not to approve any building plan without sufficient parking space.
The government has also directed the urban authorities to ensure that commercial buildings have sufficient parking space so that visitors are not forced to park vehicles on road.
In recent years, Gujarat has seen considerable increase in vehicular traffic, thanks to growing disposable income among the younger generation. As per state road transport department data in 2017, Ahmedabad city had about 43 lakh registered vehicles against 2,813-km road length.