Parking is going hi-tech. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has decided to construct multi-level parking lots — Paharganj and Karol Bagh — that will have minimum human involvement.
With parking space shrinking, the MCD has decided to go for a fully automatic parking in which cars can be moved vertically or horizontally with power hydraulic lifts. The MCD calls it “puzzle parking”.
“The parking will be state-of-the-art. We have decided to use a puzzle car parking system used in Singapore. The computer will given information about vacant slots and cars will be parked accordingly,” said a senior MCD official.
The civic agency has invited tenders to operate and maintain the system for three years.
The MCD has received funds from the Ministry of Tourism.
Rs. 4.8 crore has been allocated for the Paharganj parking that can hold 500 cars and Rs. 5 crore for the one at Karol Bagh that can accommodate 300 cars.
Construction will begin in January and will be completed in June 2010.