Noida: 7 lots not enough, provide multi-level parking in each sector, says HC
The Allahabad High Court bench comprising chief justice DB Bhosale and justice Yashwant Varma observed that there were about 160 sectors in Noida and seven multi-level parking lots would not solve the problemUpdated: May 19, 2017 23:31 IST
The Allahabad high court on Thursday asked the CEO of Noida authority to come up with a concrete plan to provide multi-level parking in each sector keeping in view the population and number of four-wheelers.
The court directed the authority to prepare the plan for new constructions as well as the sectors already developed in Noida.
The order was passed by the bench comprising chief justice DB Bhosale and justice Yashwant Varma while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Shrikant Vaidya.
The petitioner said Noida was developed as a planned town to cater to the needs of a metro city. However, due to unplanned development and violation of rules and regulations, most of the areas had been developed without parking facilities due to which people faced a lot of problems.
The Noida CEO, who was present in the court, said seven multi-level parking projects were under construction which would provide parking space for 12,990 cars in the commercial areas of Noida.
The court observed that there were about 160 sectors in Noida and seven multi-level parking lots would not solve the problem. “The authority must seriously consider arrangement of parking facilities not just in commercial areas but also in residential areas of Noida,” the court said.
“Why don’t your officers visit countries like Singapore and learn from them how to provide multi-level parking near residential areas so that no one has to park cars on the road?” asked the court.
“We have entertained a few petitions in which stilt areas in multi-storey buildings were used for purposes other than parking and no action was taken against such builders,” the court observed and directed the Noida authority CEO to file an undertaking that it would not allow the use of stilt space in buildings for any purpose other than parking.
The court suggested the Noida authority could hire companies to conduct a survey to find out how much parking space was required in each sector not only at present but in future too.
Earlier, the court had asked the CEO to appear before it with a plan to ensure multi-level parking lots in each sector of Noida keeping in view traffic congestion and limited parking facility.
The court fixed May 18 as the next date of hearing.
First Published: Apr 20, 2017 14:32 IST