MCD launches multi-level car parking project

Staff Reporter

Tejendra Khanna lays the foundation in Kamla Nagar

The parking complex is meant to accommodate 828 cars and 300 two-wheelers

‘There are over 50 lakh vehicles in the Capital and this number is increasing by the day’

NEW DELHI: Lieutenant-Governor Tejendra Khanna laid the foundation stone of a fully automated multi-level car parking complex at Mandalia Chowk in Kamla Nagar here on Monday. The parking complex, meant to accommodate 828 cars and 300 two-wheelers, will be constructed by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi at a cost of Rs.110 crore within a period of two years.

Mr. Khanna said he hoped that the civic body would be able to complete the construction work within the stipulated time and urged it to undertake only those projects for which funds were available.

Informing about the practicality of constructing the multi-level parking lot, Mayor Arti Mehra said: “There are over 50 lakh vehicles in the Capital and this number is increasing by the day. Multi-level parking lots are a way to counter the problem of parking. Within two years we will construct 200 parking lots around various parks in Delhi.”

Speaking on the occasion, MCD Standing Committee Chairman Vijender Gupta observed: “There are two municipal primary schools in Kamla Nagar. These schools will be merged into one and the land of the vacated school will be utilised for constructing another parking lot. The MCD has identified 24 sites that will be developed into parking sites.”

Leader of MCD House Subhash Arya said there would be seven levels at this parking complex and the upper floors would be utilised for constructing commercial establishments.

The civic body plans to develop more parking lots at Lajpat Nagar, Rani Bagh, Greater Kailash-I, Defence Colony, Karol Bagh, South Extension, Mori Gate, Greater Kailash-II, Qutub Road and Rajouri Garden.

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