The Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) has finally set the ball rolling for the parking project in Udyog Vihar which will accommodate nearly 800 vehicles.
On December 30 last year, HT had reported that the HSIIDC has been sitting on a proposal to build a multi-level parking in the area for the past eight years. The then chief minister Om Prakash Chautala had even laid a foundation stone for the same in 2004.
The industrial township promoter had identified three spots in Udyog Vihar Phase 5 — near the Indiabulls building, NK Tower and plot number 314 — for the project two days after the HT report.
The proposed plan, however, is an ambitious move and it will extend up to 1.5 kilometres over the Nathupur Nallah (drain) between Phase 5 near NH8 and the old Delhi road near Jwala Mills.
"An approval is pending from our head office in Panchkula but we plan to complete the work in six months," said Hamvir Singh, DGM, HSIIDC (Gur-
gaon). The project would cost nearly R5 crore, he added.
HSIIDC officials said private companies in Udyog Vihar can book parking spaces for a month at R1200 for a car and R500 for a two wheeler. The spaces, however, will be finally allotted on the basis of a draw.
Apart from a green belt along the parking space, a dedicated 200-metre hawker's zone has also been planned near the Jwala Mills.
Udyog Vihar, an industrial hub, grapples with severe traffic congestion as it deals with around 50,000 vehicles every day. The area houses nearly 12,500 industrial units, including IT companies and two five star hotels. At present, parking lots encroach upon green belts and roads, leading to chaos, and it takes 30 minutes to cover one kilometre during rush hours.