Finally, after a wait of five years, the municipal corporation has short-listed a company for the multi-level parking project at existing Gurdev parking lot in Sector 17. In the final bidding held on August 14, the MC short-listed one firm out of the six companies. According to sources, the bid of M/S Gautam Builders was the lowest.
Speaking to HT, Vishal Gupta, executive engineer, road wing, said, "Though we have short-listed the company, it is yet to be finalised as we are working on some modalities, which will be done in the next couple of days. The work will begin in the second week of September and will be completed in the next 18 months. The total cost of project is Rs 38 crore."
Mayor Raj Bala Malik said once the multi-level parking lot is complete, it will be auctioned and the rates will be fixed accordingly. The multi-level parking lot would provide some respite from parking woes, as it will accommodate 950 vehicles. The parking lot will have a three-level basement and surface parking.
The proposal for the multi-level parking lot at this site was mooted two years back and the general house of the MC approved it on March 30. It was decided that the construction would be done by the municipal corporation.
The first multi-level parking lot that had been proposed by the MC in Sector 17 could never take off and it is under arbitration. Having been approved in 2007, the parking lot kept getting delayed after hitting several roadblocks. It finally went into arbitration and the site could not be used till the issue was resolved. After that the multi-level parking lot at a new site was proposed.