A day after the closure of multilevel parking in Sector 17 was announced, public is enjoying free parking at the surface of parking lot. Mostly the vehicles of traders were seen parked on surface of parking lot.
Interestingly, now the traders and public can enjoy free parking on surface of multilevel parking for three months as Municipal Corporation will take a minimum of three months to allocate new contractor to manage the parking lot. The fresh tenders have been floated on August 9.
It must be mentioned here that during the opening of multilevel parking, traders having shops surrounding the parking lot refused to park their vehicles iatparking lot but instead parked the vehicles on surface.
However after the intervention of the Mayor, Arun Sood, traders agreed to park their vehicles in Sahib Singh parking lot.
MC had plans to install Solar power generation unit at the surface of multilevel parking because of which the surface parking for four wheelers was not allowed. Only two wheelers were to be parked on the surface.
Cities first multilevel parking was dedicated to public on May 9 by UT Administrator Kaptan Singh Solanki and was closed down on August 8. The parking lot became a bone of contention as after opening it MC decided to close down ttwo major parking’s, Empire Store and Sahib Singh to divert the parking rush towards the multilevel parking.
Later Mayor had to bow before political factions and traders which led to opening of two closed parkings thus resulting in huge losses to multilevel parking.
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