The Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority will revive its proposal of setting up multilevel vehicle parking facilities in joint venture with various land-owning government departments.

It will soon initiate discussion with the Metropolitan Transport Corporation to explore the possibility of establishing such a facility at the T.Nagar bus terminus.

The total area of the terminus is around 1.5 acre. The multilevel parking facility would be developed without disturbing the bus terminus.

Mecon Limited, a Government of India enterprise, was hired to prepare a feasibility report for developing multilevel car parking complexes at six locations, according to a CMDA brochure brought out four years ago. Land acquisition was scheduled to begin on completion of the study.

The six locations were a strip of land east of Panagal Park, Broadway Bus Stand, MUC Ground near Flower Bazaar, T. Nagar bus terminus, Government Estate on Anna Salai and MTC workshop site on Pattulous Road. The CMDA has now decided to revive some of these projects in consultation with the landowners. The facility at the Broadway bus stand is being taken up by the Chennai Corporation.

The report of the traffic police suggesting that the facility be constructed on the southern side of the bus stand has been accepted.

The facility has 610 ECS (Equivalent Car Space) and would accommodate 500 cars and 660 two wheelers. The retrieval time of a car in this fully automated parking facility at the Broadway bus stand would be just two minutes.