First multilevel parking in Sector 17 to open in December

  • Hillary Victor, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Nov 03, 2015 23:11 IST
File photo of parking lot under construction. (HT Photo)

Finally, there will be some relief from parking woes in Sector 17 as Chandigarh Municipal Corporation will throw open first multilevel parking in the first week of December. Residents can park their four-wheelers free of cost for first four months. The multilevel parking has come up at the existing Gurdev parking lot.

Confirming the development, mayor Poonam Sharma said, “We will throw open the parking lot in the first week of December and has also decided to not charge fee for first four months so that people become used to park their vehicles at the lot.”

Chief engineer of MC, Mukesh Anand, said the work was almost complete and only some slush needed to be cleared from one side of the lot.

The MC had allotted the construction work to Gautam Builders on October 15, 2013, at a cost of Rs 47 crore. Multi-level parking lot will be equipped with solar panels for lighting.

Key features

1. Will accommodate 931 vehicles

2. Will have four levels with eight lifts; the space is only for four-wheelers

3. Fully automatic with two computerised ticket counters at the entry and exit points

4. The area earmarked for the project has been equally divided for parking and landscaping.

5. Rs 47 crore is the project cost

6. 4.78 acre area

Two multilevel parking lots in Sector 34

To address parking woes in the city, UT adviser Vijay Kumar Dev on July 9 this year had approved two multilevel parking lots in Sector 34, besides a community parking in Sector 44-D. Mayor Poonam Sharma said the proposals had been sent to the UT administration for approval and hopefully the work on the projects would start this year only.

Residents of Sector 44D where community parking is coming up will have to pledge that they would make full use of the facility and will no more park vehicles on the roadside and road berms in front of their houses. Also, the residents will have to bear the maintenance cost of the community parking after taking possession from the municipal corporation.

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