Multilevel car parking facility ready on UST campus

Built to accommodate 1,800 cars, 75 EV charging bays provided

April 05, 2022 06:22 pm | Updated 06:22 pm IST - Thiruvananthapuram

The multi level car parking facility at the UST campus in Thiruvananthapuram

The multi level car parking facility at the UST campus in Thiruvananthapuram | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

UST, a leading digital transformation solutions company with operations in the city, has finished construction of a multilevel car parking (MLCP) facility for its employees on its campus. The facility has the capacity to accommodate 1,800 four-wheeled vehicles. The construction, including area development, was completed in just 34 months. The MLCP facility comprises four levels and is phase one of the project. UST has also lined up the phase two of construction, which will have an additional five levels and will be able to accommodate a total of 4,000 cars. “The opening of the multi-level vehicle parking facility coincides with the employees’ return to office following the pandemic- induced restrictions. “We are glad we could complete the project in just 34 months, despite a challenging Covid phase,” said Shilpa Menon, Center Head – UST Thiruvananthapuram. “There are plans to add another five floors to accommodate a total of 4,000 cars. We also propose to install solar panels on top of the MLCP in line with our sustainability initiative and our goal to be carbon neutral,” Ms. Menon added. The phase one of the MLCP, which is ready for opening, has been constructed on 6.18 lakh sq ft of space, with 1.25 lakh sq ft of space on each level. The four levels of parking have been equipped with four elevators and six fire escape exits. As many as 75 charging bays for electric vehicles have also been provided. Adding a green cover to the project, volunteers at UST have also created a Miyawaki forest around the parking facility with 1,000 fruit- bearing and teak trees.

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