NMC, SDMC identify 99 sites for new parking lots
In order to meet the increasing demand of parking spaces and to effectively tackle the menace of illegal parking on road side, North Delhi and South Delhi Municipal Corporations (NMC and SDMC) have identified 99 spots for construction of surface, stack and multilevel parking lots that is to be completed by the year-end.
The SDMC will construct 43 automated and puzzle parking in its four zones while NMC has proposed building up 56 multistorey, surfaces and stack parking lots. Further, all the parking lots in SDMC areas will come up on land owned by the corporation.
Official told The Pioneer that after the completion of the parking lots approximately12,427 cars can be easily parked in areas of NMC while SDMC will accommodate approximately 7,789 cars.
While surface and multilevel parking lots are commonly known in metros, stack parking facilities are those where hundreds of cars can be parked in a stacked-up fashion on a structure made of grill which may have two or three platforms. Cars from the bottom are moved mechanically to the top level or anywhere else for parking purposes.
These parking sites were demarcated and identified on the basis of certain parameters that include footfalls, distance from nearest markets, non-availability of parking sites in locality among other important factors.
“The areas identified include Defence Colony, New Friends colony, Rajouri Garden, Greater Kailash II (M block), Malviya Nagar, East of Kailash, and South Extension part 1 and 2, adding, the other areas identified include Aurobindo Marg (behind patrol pump), Ghitorni, Green Park, Janakpuri, Amar Colony (Lajpat Nagar), Sarai Kale khan (near Nizamuddin Railway station), Harkesh Nagar (Okhla),” said a senior SDMC official.
Each of these parking to be developed in South will have the capacity to accommodate approximately 200 vehicles. “We have received administrative approval for all these locations and soon the tender would be invited for the same,” said the official.
However, official rued about the roadblocks in the way of corporation in realising this ambitious project. Explaining the hindrance in developing parking infrastructure in the city as per the demand, an official of SDMC said that the multiple authority which owns land are not interested in transferring land for developing parking. “We have requested DDA to allocate land in some of the areas but it refused. So finally we decided to develop theses parking in areas where SDMC had land,” he said.
A senior NMCofficial said it has been decided to develop 29 surface and17 multi-storey and stack parking facilities. He also said that 13 surface parking would be developed on land allocated by DDA and the remaining 16 on the land owned by the corporation.
The tender has already been floated for providing and installing multilevel stack parking car in old zonal office at parking at Idgah road, Jaat Dharamsala along Hanuman Setu ata Hanuman Mandir (Yamuna Bazar), Salim Garh Fort, Pratap Nagar Metro station and one at Jama Masjid Metro station.
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