The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) has invited private firms to bid for building stack parking systems at three locations in the city. The MCG has floated an Express of Interest (EOI) with last the date of bidding as July 29.
The project is aimed at eliminating snarls because of illegal parking on main roads.
Stack parking is a form of multi-level parking in which cars can be placed on horizontal decks that can be moved vertically using hydraulic lifts. The decks can be placed at different levels, including on top of each other.
Stack parking systems will be built at Jharsa road, Sadar Bazaar and near Civil Hospital.
If the stack parking project gets the requisite bidders and necessary clearances, and proves successful, it will pave way for reducing traffic significantly in a city that adds nearly 90,000 vehicles every year.
MCG joint commissioner Vivek Kalia said, “Stack parking is an efficient parking system because of its low production cost and efficient utilisation of space. It allows many vehicles to be parked in a limited horizontal space and can greatly reduce costs upfront that are normally incurred for securing land.”
Stack parking gives way for lesser queuing time at entry. Further, cars can be easily retrieved as the system is software enabled.
The development, though, has been initiated despite bidders being reluctant to come forward and take over previous multi-level projects, fearing losses.
The corporation has been trying to build six multi-level parking spaces across the city since 2010 but the project is yet to take off. The areas identified by the MCG as potential locations for construction of multi-level parking lots include Kaman Sarai, Huda City Centre Metro station, Rajiv Chowk, Sadar Bazaar and Neelkanth Hospital (DLF Phase 3).
However, owing to lack of bidders coming forward, the projects have had to be scrapped indefinitely.