AAI to facilitate e-payment of parking charges at airports

To make things easier for travellers, Airports Authority of India (AAI) will start a digital payment system for paying parking charges at airports this month.

The national airports operator, which has waived parking fee at aerodromes till 28 November midnight in the wake of demonetisation of high-value currency notes, will begin the digital payment mechanism from 29 November.

In a release today, AAI said it will put in place digital payment mechanism at its operational airports.

Car parking charges will be accepted through "e-payment transactions using debit/credit cards, Paytm, freecharge and other digital payment methods".

According to the release, free of cost car parking services provided by AAI will end on the mid-night of 28 November.

"With effect from November 29, (00:01 hours.), AAI resumes charges/fee for car parking through e-payment transactions at all its operational airports," it added.

There are 75 operational airports in the country, including six run under joint ventures.

People have been facing cash crunch after the government withdrew Rs500 and Rs1,000 notes earlier this month as a means to crack down on black money.