The Haryana government finds itself in a bind, with no one coming forward to bid for multi-level parking lots in Sectors 29 and 43.
The government had earlier claimed that it will have seven multi-level parking lots ready before the Commonwealth Games in October.
However, this seems highly unlikely now, going by the current status.
One reason for this could be the parking tariffs being fixed at Rs. 10 for two-four hours of parking, as against Delhi where it is Rs. 20-30 per hour.
“Another reason behind the apparent disinterest is the presence of the parking mafia in Gurgaon,” said a developer on condition of anonymity.
The Haryana Government's cash-rich development agency Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) had floated tenders for 5.5 acre-multi-level parking projects in Sector 29.
The parking capacity of this project with no-height restrictions was 5,000 cars and it was to be built on BOT (built, operate and transfer) basis, with a 33-year concession period.
“We are shocked that not even a single bidder has come forward to even enquire about the tender for the
multi-level parking project in Sector 29,” said Pankaj Kumra, superintending engineer, Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA).
The tender offer for another multi-level parking project in Sector 43 also met a similar fate.
Floated in 2008, the tender offer for the 3,000 car capacity-multi-level parking project did not attract even a single bid and has finally been shelved.
Rajesh Khullar, commissioner, municipal corporation of Gurgaon admitted that none of the multilevel parking projects could materialise before Commonwealth Games.