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North body told to complete parking lot in Chandni Chowk by September

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Timelines for obtaining NOC, EC be strictly adhered to: HC

The Delhi High Court has directed the North Delhi Municipal Corporation to ensure completion of a parking lot at Gandhi Maidan in Chandni Chowk by September 2020.

A Bench of Justice S. Muralidhar and Justice Sanjeev Narula directed the Fire Department, the Delhi Urban Arts Commission, the Heritage Conservative Committee and other local authorities to give no objection certificates (NOC) for the ₹445-crore multi-level parking project by January 31, 2019.

It also directed the Environment Ministry to forthwith process the corporation’s application for getting environment clearance (EC) for the project and convey its decision to the municipal body by end of January. The court said the timelines mentioned for obtaining the NOC and EC be “strictly adhered to” so that the project is completed by September 2020.

Currently, the Gandhi Maidan parking, situated adjacent to the Chandni Chowk metro station, can accommodate 650 cars.

The new structure will have six levels, including three underground floors. One floor will be reserved for commercial activities.

Space capacity

This will create additional parking space for more than 2,500 cars, the corporation had earlier told the court.

The directions from the court came while hearing a petition filed by NGO Manushi Sangathan and others in 2007 on the issue of redevelopment of the Chandni Chowk and creation of lanes for non-motorised vehicles.

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