Parking space in Delhi may shrink with the three municipal corporations announcing their inability to build new facilities.
Soon after assuming their roles, the commissioners of the three corporations have said there was no space available for new parking sites. This despite having collected close to Rs. 900 crore as conversion and parking charges in the last five years.
"Unless the DDA gives us more land, we cannot build a new structure," said Manish Gupta, Commissioner, South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC).
The three corporations are presently working on the construction of about 38 parking structures, announced under the unified MCD.
One of the biggest projects is the automatic multi-level parking at Kamla Nagar which is expected to be completed soon. Very few parking projects, including the ones at Hauz Khas and Parade Ground, were inaugurated in the last few months.
Many projects have been stuck for years due to land acquisition problems.