Day after pact, car count at new Sec-17 parking lot dips

  • Hillary Victor , Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: May 21, 2016 11:42 IST
A worker cleaning the empty floor of multi-level parking in Sector 17 Chandigarh on Tuesday. (Ravi Kumar/HT Photo)

The newly-opened multi-level parking at Sector 17 registered a dip on Tuesday, as traders parked their vehicles at the two re-opened lots, instead of the new one.

In the past seven days, on an average, around 650 cars were being parked daily at the new lot, but a day later, only 276 cars were parked.

Under the agreement signed by the traders on Monday, the municipal corporation was to close both the lots — Sahib Singh and Empire Store till 11.30 am. As they were not closed, most of the traders parked their vehicles at these lots.

Neeraj Bajaj, president of business promotion council, Sector 17 said, “We held a meeting today with traders and urged them to park at new lot. Parking passes will be issued to them in day or two and all vehicles with passes will be parked at the new lot only. We will adhere to the agreement with civic body.”

Contractor of the new multi-level parking, Ashok Chauhan said, “On Tuesday, only 276 vehicles were parked in the new lot and most of the traders parked their vehicles in two lots that were re-opened on Monday night.”

City mayor Arun Sood said, “Since we could not close both the lots on Tuesday till 11.30, so traders parked their vehicles in front of the shops.”

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