Parking Spaces in UDCPR 2020

Apr 03, 2024

UDCPR 2020 Chapter 8 is all about the Parking, Loading, and Unloading Spaces as per mentioned in the UDCPR 


This is Applicable to all Planning Authorities and Regional Plan Areas except Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, Other Planning Authorities/Special Planning Authorities/ Development Authorities within the limit of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, MIDC, NAINA, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, Hill Station Municipal Councils, Eco-sensitive/Eco-fragile region notified by MoEF & CC and Lonavala Municipal Council, in Maharashtra.


Rule No. 8.1 Parking Spaces


Wherever a property is to be developed or redeveloped, parking spaces at the scale laid down in these Regulations shall be provided. A parking plan showing the parking spaces along with manoeuvring spaces/aisles shall be submitted as a part of the building plan. When additions are made to an existing building, the new parking requirements will be reckoned with reference to the additional space only and not to the whole of a building but this concession shall not apply where the use is changed. The provisions for parking of vehicles for different occupancies shall be as given in Table No.8-A.


8.1.1 General Space Requirements 


i) Location of Parking Spaces


The parking spaces include parking spaces in basements or on a floor supported by stilts, podiums or on upper floors, covered or uncovered spaces or in separate buildings in the plot and/or lock-up garages. The height of the stilt shall not be less than 2.4 m. from the bottom of the beam. In the case of stack parking, a height of up to 4.5 m. may be allowed.


ii) Size of Parking Space


The minimum sizes of parking spaces to be provided shall be as shown below in Table No.8-A


Table No.8-A - Parking Space Requirement

Sr.No.Type of VehicleMinimum size/area of parking space
1Motor Vehicle2.5 m. x 5.0 m.
2Scooter, Motor Cycle1.0 m. x 2.0 m.
3Transport Vehicle/ Ambulance/Mini Bus3.75 m. x 7.5 m.


Note :


(a) In the case of parking spaces for motor vehicles, up to 50 per cent of the prescribed space may be of the size of 2.3 m.x4.5 m.


(b) Minimum size of parking space in mechanized / puzzle parking system shall be 2.3 m. x 5.8 m. for big cars and 2.1 m. x 5.0 m. for small cars.


iii) Marking of Parking Spaces


Parking space shall be paved and clearly marked for different types of vehicles.


iv) Manoeuvring and Other Ancillary Spaces


Off-street parking space must have adequate vehicular access to a street and the area shall be exclusive of drives, aisles and such other provisions required for adequate manoeuvring of vehicles. The width of drive for motor vehicles and scooters, and motorcycles shall be a minimum of 3.00 m. and 2.00 m. respectively.


v) Composite parking


The composite parking of vehicles like one car with two scooters may be allowed. Also, six scooters parking may be allowed to be converted into one car parking. In such cases, drives or aisles shall be required, taking into consideration entire composite parking.


vi) Bus bay for schools/multiplex/malls/assembly buildings/group housing


For these occupancies, being a special building, a bus bay of the required size shall be provided within the premise or along the main road on which the plot abuts. This shall be applicable for housing schemes having more than 500 flats.


vii) Ramps for Basement Parking


Ramps for parking in the basement should conform to the requirement of Regulation No.9.12


viii) Other Parking Requirements


a) To meet the parking requirements as per these regulations, a common parking area for a group of buildings, open or multi-storeyed, may be allowed on the same premises.


b) In addition to the parking spaces provided for the building of Mercantile (Commercial) like office, market, departmental store, shopping mall and building of industrial and storage, loading and unloading spaces shall be provided at the rate of one space for each 1000 sq.m. of floor carpet area or fraction thereof exceeding the first 200 sq.m. of floor area, shall be provided. The space shall not be less than 3.75 m. x 7.5 m. subject to a maximum requirement of 4 such parking spaces for office buildings and 6 parking spaces for other buildings. However, in the case of the office building, such parking spaces shall not exceed more than 4.


c) Parking lock-up garages shall be included in the F.S.I. calculations.


d) The space to be left out for parking as given in this regulation shall be in addition to the marginal open spaces left out for lighting and ventilation purposes as given in these regulations. These spaces may be used for parking provided a minimum distance of 3.0 m. (6.0 m. in case of special building mentioned in Regulation No.2.2.8) around the buildings is kept free of any parking or loading and unloading spaces, except the building as mentioned in Clause (c) above. Such a parking area adjoining the plot boundary may be allowed to be covered on top by sheet roofing, so as not to infringe the marginal distance to be kept open as specified above. Further, such sheet roofing shall not include the area adjoining the plot boundary to be used for tree plantation as mentioned in Regulation No.3.4.1(iii), if any.


e) In case of parking spaces provided in basements, at least two separate ramps of adequate width and slope for entry and exit shall be provided preferably at opposite ends. One ramp may be provided as specified in Regulation No.9.12.


f) Mechanical/Hydraulic/Stack parking/Parking tower may be permitted at 1.5 m. in side and rear margin under the following circumstances -


1. Minimum 6.0 m. The driveway shall be kept clear from all kinds of obstructions for easy manoeuvrability of fire and rescue appliances like ambulances. For buildings defined as high-rise buildings and special buildings in these regulations, 9.0 m. turning circle around the building shall be maintained.


2. For Non-Special buildings as defined in these regulations, such distance shall not be less than 3.0 m.


3. Such mechanical/hydraulic/parking towers may be permitted to touch the building on the dead wall side. Provided that the dead wall must be a 2-hour fire-rated wall.


4. The fire protection arrangement as per storage building will be made applicable to such parking towers as per Table - 7 of Part - 4 of NBC - 2016.



Related Regulations to Rule No. 8


Off Street Parking Requirement in UDCPR 2020