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The Delhi High Court Friday directed New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to submit a site plan to sort out parking problems in the upscale Khan Market in central Delhi.

A division bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul said: “You (NDMC) submit your site plan demarcating the area for paid parking and for free parking.”

The court also asked the agency to submit an affidavit by July 26.The court earlier asked market traders and the NDMC to consider various options, including managing of the parking lots jointly, to avoid a confrontation over the civic agency’s plan to discontinue free parking.

The judge was hearing an appeal filed by the traders’ association against the court’s earlier order asking it to pay a monthly licence fee of Rs.5.34 lakh to the NDMC before June 6 to ensure free parking of vehicles.

In the event of failure to pay the fee, the civic body would be allowed to collect parking fees from vehicles parked in the market, the court said.

The parking problem in Khan Market has increased manifold over the years, with 74 residential flats in the market converted into restaurants and other commercial establishments apart from the already existing 150 shops.

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