Staff Reporter

20 % commercial use in such lots to be allowed: Ajay Maken

Of the 16 sites identified for such parking lots, three fall in the NDMC area

Sarojini Nagar parking to accommodate 824 cars in seven floors

NEW DELHI: After the inauguration of multi-level car parking at Baba Kharak Singh Marg earlier this month, the New Delhi Municipal Council and DLF formally inaugurated the second multi-level parking at Sarojini Nagar here on Sunday.

The laying of the foundation stone was done by Minister of State for Urban Development Ajay Maken.

After laying the stone, Mr. Maken said that the proposed multi-level parking would fall under the scheme of developing parking spaces through private participation as enumerated in the city’s new Master Plan.

The Minister was hopeful that it would go a long way in solving the problems of the shop owners in the market, the visitors and the residents of the area.

He also said that 20 per cent commercial use will be allowed in these multi-level parking lots to serve as an incentive to the private developer.

Referring to the Master Plan he informed that altogether 16 sites had been identified for development of such parking lots, of which three fell in the NDMC area.

He elaborated that apart from this, the Master Plan also provided for a person having 1000 sq m to propose and construct a multi-level parking. Even in existing parks, under ground multi-level parking could be constructed, Mr. Maken said.

This multi-level parking at Sarojini Nagar would accommodate 824 cars spread over seven floors starting from the second floor upwards.

The ground and the first floor would be utilised as commercial and retail area and a single basement in the building will act as a concourse for entry and exit of vehicles.

DLF will design, finance, construct and operate the parking project at an estimated cost of Rs. 80 crore. The building to be completed in 30 months by DLF will be constructed on built-operate-transfer basis having a concession period of 30 years. The NDMC will be getting Rs 15 lakh per annum for the project as concession fee, according to the DLF Group.

Automated parking

DLF has proposed to employ automated car parking technology in the project which will help in maximum utilisation of space and better workability for the project. According to DLF, the project will allow parking of more cars within a given area compared to manual parking system.

Chairman NDMC Parimal Rai, MLA and Vice-Chairperson NDMC Tajdar Babar and MLA and Member NDMC Ashok Ahuja and several senior DLF officials were also present on the occasion.