Come July and the heavily crowded Sarojini Nagar market will sport a cleaner look. The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is in a rush to finish the Sarojini Nagar automatic multi-level parking lot by June 30.
Once the parking lot is ready, vehicles will not be allowed to be parked on the roadside, which at present results in traffic blockage.
However, according to the civic agency, the current surface parking lots will continue to function, because the place is a local market as well, people sometimes visit it to buy groceries and park their vehicles for barely a few minutes.
"Considering automated parking lot makes sense if you want to use it for a longer time, the surface parking will be available for day-to-day needs of the residents," said a senior NDMC official.
The multi-level parking lot at Sarojini Nagar would accommodate 824 vehicles at a given point of time. NDMC officials said preliminary fire survey was over, and the completion certificate will be given soon.
The civic body also plans to make a parking lot at Shivaji Stadium functional soon. The parking lot can accommodate up to 1,200 cars.
While Shivaji Stadium is a conventional parking site, a multi-level parking lot on Baba Kharak Singh Marg — which has a July 30 deadline — will have palette technology.
The parking lot will cater to the traffic coming to Connaught Place, Hanuman Mandir and the state emporiums there.
This parking lot will accommodate 1,408 cars.
The two multi-level parking lots, at Sarojini Nagar and Baba Kharag Singh Marg, were to be completed by Commonwealth Games 2010 but due to delays in getting clearances, the work could not be completed.