Annex 2 Example Standards for Parking Areas for Development

IRC Standards for Parking Areas for Development (1988)

The following table provides the IRC recommendations on the Provision of Parking Spaces for Urban Areas. The IRC standards may still be used for smaller sized cities/towns in India:

Table 2 Recommendations on the Provision of Parking Spaces for Urban Areas

Residential
Detached, semi-detached and row houses
Plot Area up to 100 sq.m No private or community parking space is required
Plot Area 101–200 sq.m Only community parking space is required
Plot Area 201–300 sq.m Only community parking space is required
Plot Area 301–500 sq.m Minimum one-third of the open area should be earmarked for parking
Plot Area 501–1000 sq.m Minimum one-fourth of the open area should be earmarked for parking
Plot Area 1001+sq.m Minimum one-sixth of the open area should be earmarked for parking
Flats
One space for every two flats of 50 to 99 sq.m
One space for every flat having 100 sq.m or more floor area
Special, Costly Developed Area
One space for every flat of 50 to 100 sq.m of floor area
One and a half spaces for every flat of 100–150 sq.m of floor area
Two spaces for every flat of above 150 sq.m of floor area
Multi-storeyed, group housing schemes
One space for every four dwellings, except in cities like Calcutta and Bombay where demand may be more.
Offices
One space for every 70 sq.m of floor area
Industrial Premises
One space for upto 200 sq.m of initial floor area. Additional spaces at the rate of one for every subsequent 200 sq.m or fraction thereof.
Shops and Markets
One space for every 80 sq.m of floor area
Restaurants
One space for every 10 seats
Theatres and Cinemas
One space for every 20 seats
Hotels and Motels
Five and Four-star Hotels One space for every 4 guest rooms
Three Star Hotels One space for every 8 guest rooms
Two-Star Hotels One space for every 10 guest rooms
Motels One space for each guest room
Hospitals
One space for every 10 beds

Source: Special Publication “Tentative Recommendations on the Provision of Parking Spaces For Urban Areas”, Indian Roads Congress, New Delhi 1988.

Minimum parking space requirements are recommended as:

Table 3 Minimum Parking Space Requirements

Car 3m x 6m When individual parking space is required
2.5m x 5m When parking lots for commuter parking are required
Trucks 3.75m x 7.5m
Any open space left within the premises of a building will be deemed to serve the parking demand provided it fulfils the minimum area of parking specified above.

Source: Special Publication “Tentative Recommendations on the Provision of Parking Spaces For Urban Areas”, Indian Roads Congress, New Delhi 1988.

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