Chennai Corporation has awarded the contract for building and operating a multi-level automated parking complex at the Broadway bus terminus to a private firm.

A resolution approving the contract to IVRCL Assets and Holdings Limited was passed at the Corporation Council meeting here on Monday. The contractor would construct the facility in two years on develop, build, operate and transfer mode.

The facility, which would come up on 3,000 sq. m. space, would be able to accommodate 500 four-wheelers and 660 two-wheelers. The contractor would have to pay an annual concession fee of Rs.81 lakh to the Corporation and it would be increased by five per cent every year. The contractor would operate the parking complex for 23 years.

In response to complaints from councillors, Mayor M. Subramanian said steps would be taken to regularise parking fee collected in commercial complexes after consultation with legal experts.

The Corporation council gave its nod to prepare the project report for an 800-bedded hospital to be constructed in Madambakkam. The civic body proposes to mobilise funds through various State and Central government schemes for the project. The Mayor said the hospital would come up on over 31 acre.

Two hundred beds each would be allotted for general, communicable diseases and maternity wards. There are also plans to upgrade the hospital into a medical college.

Many councillors complained that several senior citizens who participated in the special camp last month did not get orders for old age pension.

Mayor said that of the 4,000 people who had applied for various welfare assistance under different categories orders were issued to 1,000 women seeking pension under widow category during the camp.

The council has given approval to provide old age pension to 591 senior citizens. The civic body would take steps to give orders to eligible persons.

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