ICT service provider Bangla Trac, on Wednesday, launched a digital vehicle parking application to help people find suitable parking places in Dhaka, hoping the app would ease traffic congestion caused by haphazard parking in the city.
The mobile phone app, “Yes Parking,” will also help people earn money renting out garages or parking spaces.
For now, the app is only available in the capital.
Bangla Trac, which developed the app, said the system will digitally locate an open parking space rented out on an hourly basis by companies and individuals registered and listed with the ICT firm.
“Suppose you went to a market in Gulshan and failed to find a parking space for your car. The app will help you to easily find and rent a garage or parking space,” Md Rokib Mahmud, head of Bangla Trac’s Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, told Dhaka tribune.
The person renting a garage or a parking space will be charged Tk30 per hour. However, first time users will be able to enjoy the services for free for a limited time.
In a statement, Bangla Trac CEO M Jahangir Alam said: “We’ve taken into account people’s needs and carefully planned these improvements to address some of their most common concerns : challenging navigation, and difficulty finding available spaces.
“We acknowledge that this aspect can be improved, and we’re taking an aggressive approach. Parking is not going to be a hassle anymore”
The app is available on Google Play store (for android) and Apple’s App Store (for iPhone).