Chandigarh:Once rejected by the UT Administration, the Municipal Corporation (MC) again mulls to put up a proposal of allowing the contractor to allow advertisement at multilevel parking. Earlier, the UT Administration had outrightly denied permission of putting up advertisements on surface of the multilevel parking.
However, now the MC is all set to bring agenda in the Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) meeting slated for Thursday for discussion.
The MC has now proposed to allow the parking contractor to put up advertisements in the basements of the multilevel parking instead of on the surface. Sources in the MC said that the contractor would display advertisements on the walls, pillars and barricades at all the three basements.
However, there will be no relief in the parking rates which have been hiked recently by the MC.
The multilevel parking went into trouble after former Mayor Arun Sood’s concept of closure of two surface parkings, Sahib Singh and Empire Stores, failed due to political vendetta. The number of vehicles at multilevel parking dropped drastically the day the closed surface parkings were reopened.
After this the Mayor mooted a proposal to allow the contractor to put up advertisements on the surface of the multilevel parkings which was sent to the UT for approval but the UT outrightly rejected the proposal.
The MC is also set to declare all its 26 parking lots as smart parkings and has also decided to invite expression of interest at the reserve price of Rs 4 crore. The agenda point will come up for discussion at the Finance and Contracts Committee (F&CC) meeting slated for March 16.
The MC has decided to let out all the parking lots, including the Multilevel parking, to a single company for managing the parking under smart parking system.