Consultants for the Comprehensive Transportation Study (CTS), who are surveying the Hyderabad Metropolitan Area for solutions to traffic and parking issues, have identified six spots for setting up multi-level parking facilities.
Ameerpet Market, Begum Bazar, Kandaswamy Market lane, Charminar bus station, High Court and the Secretariat are the sites identified after the CTS studied the peak parking demand at these places along with the hourly vehicle-wise parking pattern.
The survey is being taken up by Lea Associates on behalf of the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA).
At Ameerpet market, the facility proposed looks at two cellars for two-wheelers and one stilt plus four floors for cars. It has suggested an automated car lift and also included two floors of the complex for commercial usage.
At the bustling Begum Bazar market spread over 3,300 square metres, the CTS has suggested multi-level parking by either permanently relocating hawkers at the fish market, or at least temporarily till the facility is readied. The proposal is to have a cellar for two-wheelers and stilt parking for cars along with five floors of commercial spaces. Kandaswamy market near Sultan Bazar road is 1,463 square metres and is owned by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC).
The CTS has proposed that the hawkers be either relocated on a permanent basis or shifted temporarily to build the complex.
Based on peak hour parking demand, the CTS proposed a complex with two cellars for two-wheelers apart from the stilt and four floors for cars and two other floors meant for commercial usage. According to the survey, the peak parking at the densely crowded Charminar bus station is 653 two-wheelers and 39 cars.