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Two multi-level parkings in Gurugram’s Sadar Bazar, Kaman Sarai approved

The Urban Local Bodies (ULB) has approved the construction of two multilevel parking at Sadar Bazar and Kaman Sarai, Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) officials said on Wednesday.

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Kartik Kumar
Kartik Kumar
Hindustan Times, Gurugram
Both the multilevel parking lots are expected to cost around Rs 200 crore and are likely to have at least six floors each — three in the basement for vehicle parking, and three above ground for commercial purposes.(Picture for representation)

The Urban Local Bodies (ULB) has approved the construction of two multilevel parking at Sadar Bazar and Kaman Sarai, Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) officials said on Wednesday. The tenders for the project have been floated online, 11 years after the construction of a multilevel parking was first proposed by the MCG.

According to officials, both the multilevel parking lots are expected to cost around Rs 200 crore and are likely to have at least six floors each — three in the basement for vehicle parking, and three above ground for commercial purposes. MCG officials said they are also contemplating adding an extra level at the lot in Kaman Sarai.

Parking is a major problem in Gurugram, with only 44 sanctioned paid parking spots and one multilevel parking, at HUDA City Centre (HCC), in a city with approximately 40,000 new vehicles registered annually.

Last month, the Gurugram traffic police issued fines to more than 14,000 people for illegal parking.

MCG commissioner Yashpal Yadav, during the corporation’s budget meeting on February 25, said a multi-purpose hall will be built on the top floor of the two structures, to be used for commercial purposes.

“Approval from ULB for the project was received last week, and we have subsequently floated tenders online for the two multilevel parking lots. The process is underway, and we are waiting to see the number of private contractors that come forward,” Amit Sandilya, executive engineer of the MCG, said.

Sandilya did not, however, share a timeline for the project. Each of the multilevel parking will have space to accommodate more than 1,000 four-wheeler vehicles, officials said.

In addition, the structures will have solar panels on top and will derive electricity entirely from it.

The two parking lots and another modular parking at Sikanderpur had been approved by officials and councillors during MCG’s house meeting in July last year.

Subsequently, the MCG roped in Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS), which has helped build multi-level parkings in New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) areas as a consultant.

Officials said the ULB has rejected the proposal for modular parking at Sikanderpur presently on technical grounds as it threatens green belts on MG Road. The civic body has to send a fresh proposal to the ULB again.

A site behind the post office in Sadar Bazar, where there are many commercial outlets, has been finalised for the construction of multilevel parking, and a plot near the old rest house at Kaman Sarai has been finalised for the same.

“The existing shops at the site in Sadar Bazar will be displaced due to the multilevel parking, and they will be given space and adjusted in the areas left for commercial shops at the multi-level parking once the project is completed. At Kaman Sarai, the entire space above aground will be allotted for new commercial ventures,” YS Gupta, additional municipal commissioner of the MCG, said.

In July last year, the city’s first multilevel parking was opened by the Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) near HUDA City Centre (HCC). However, it has found few takers since its opening, primarily due to its location — a nearly 15 minute walk away from HCC metro station.

MCG officials said they have learnt from the shortcomings from the HCC multilevel parking, and hence finalised the site of two multilevel parking strategically, less than 100 metres from the main markets.

Officials said that along with income received from parking, and rent from commercial shops, they expect to recover the construction costs within five years once operations begin.

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