Chandigarh: After a wait of three years, the city’s first multi-level parking has been dedicated to the public with much pomp and show on Monday. UT Administrator Kaptan Singh Solanki inaugurated the parking in sector 17, Chandigarh.
While addressing the audience, the Governor appreciated the work of UT Administration and said that the city beautiful has got one of the most advanced multi-level car parking facilities in the nation, whose design complements the heritage of city centre. Solanki further added, “Chandigarh is improving its infrastructure at rapid pace in every field. There will be no slums in near future in the city as the Administration has planned to provide households to each and every slum dweller.
The efforts are being made to provide 24 hours water supply to its citizens in near future by the Municipal Corporation.” Mayor, Arun Sood lauded the efforts of the former Mayor Raj Bala Malik and counsellor, Surinder Bagah for conceiving and starting this project and pursuing the work persistently. The construction of the parking lot, which would accommodate around 935 vehicles has come up at 4.78 acres of land and was started in October 2013 at an estimated cost of Rs 46.62 crore.
Parking charges to be paid by visitors
MC had recently cleared the parking fee to be charged at the parking lot. For four wheelers, Rs 5 per vehicle for first four hours, Rs 10 for five hours and thereafter Rs 5 per hour. For two wheelers, Rs 2 for first four hours, then Rs 2 per hour will be charged. The parking also has 8 lifts to carry visitors.
Fans to suck out Carbon Monoxide
The multi-level parking has been fitted with heavy duty axle fans which will suck out the carbon monoxide (CO2) gas emitted by the vehicles and another set of fans will pump in the fresh air.The axle fans are fitted with a sensor chip and will start working automatically sensing the rise in CO2 levels in the air at the basement of the parking lot.
Solar powered lighting system
The lighting system at the multi-level parking will be powered from Solar panels that will be fixed at the roof of the parking lot. The proposal to install the Solar panels was passed in a separate house meet after the multi-level parking issue was mooted, said Mayor Arun Sood. Vacant slots to be displayed at entry To make the parking simplified for the commuters, the multilevel parking will have LCD display monitor fitted at the entry of the parking which will display the vacant slot showing the particular floor where a person can park his vehicle. Mayor said, “This for the first time that the concept of LCD display of the vacant parking slot will be displayed at the entry to direct the commuter to vacant parking slot.”
Eco- Rickshaws to offer free service
Four eco-rickshaws have been put in free service for the visitors, who do not want to walk to the market area from multi-level parking. The Eco-Rickshaws have been provided by Avon Cycles.
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