Hyderabad

Multi-level parking complex not before next year

Despite laying foundation stone for multi-level automated parking facility at Nampally in September last, the work has not progressed at the desired pace.

Despite laying foundation stone for multi-level automated parking facility at Nampally in September last, the work has not progressed at the desired pace.  

Alleged lack of inter-department coordination, slow decision-making have delayed the project

When Chief Secretary S.K. Joshi laid the foundation stone for the first fully-automated 15-floor multi-level parking complex at Nampally in September last year, it was expected to solve the parking headache of the twin cities.

However, red tape, lack of inter-department coordination and slow decision-making has ensured that the multi-level complex would be ready only next year since the construction has begun recently. This was months after various government agencies tossing the project file from one to another raising new queries despite an official policy to encourage the novel scheme, said senior officials, wishing to remain anonymous.

Vehicle capacity

The project is coming up near Gandhi Bhavan on 2,000 square metres by a private agency, which won the bid under the Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) mode at a cost of about ₹60 crore with the concession period of 50 years. The multi-level complex is being built to accommodate 250 cars automatically and 100 two-wheelers manually.

 

Interestingly, three of the floors would be underground as also another seven floors above ground for the same constituting 60% built up area only for vehicles. The other five floors will be for commercial space or about 35% of the built up area.

The Hyderabad Metro Rail, as the nodal agency entrusted with the responsibility of developing such modern parking complexes by the government, is overseeing the construction of the first-ever facility.

Senior officials said the parking process would have minimum human intervention with customer having to just leave the vehicle at the drop off on entering through a swipe card.

Sensors would then scan the car to slot it according to the size and it would be parked at a particular floor through a turn table. Once done, it can be driven out with any turns or twists.

“There have been some delays but we are confident of bringing it to public use next year. Twenty more proposals are awaiting clearance from the government,” added senior officials.

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