Great news for both shopkeepers as well as shoppers in Chandni Chowk as  the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on Wednesday inaugurated a 1,020-car capacity underground multi-level parking lot making parking much hassle free for all. Mayor Rajni Abbi dedicated the parking located at Parade ground, Subhash Marg near Red Fort to the residents of the thickly populated walled city.

The construction for this multi level parking lot took two years to complete and cost around Rupees 52.83 crore. The parking is of multi-level and the three underground level is designed to fit more than 720 cars will the surface parking area will cater some 300 cars. Just within a few days, this facility will be open for the public to use.

An MCD official said that, “Two floors with a capacity of about 250 cars each will be thrown open first. There is still some pending work on the other two floors which will take some time to be operational.“  Speaking on the occasion, Abbi said that the parking will help in easing parking problems. She also said that, “The old city is famous among tourists who come to visit Jama Masjid and Red Fort. The area is also being used as a commercial hub which leads to the movement of large volume of vehicle. However, the scant space for parking was worrisome and therefore, the need arose to go for multi-level underground parking.“  Abbi pointed that around 1000 new vehicle are added on Delhi roads on a daily basis and the problem of parking is a major cause of concern in Delhi. The Mayor said that by March end, as many as five parking projects will be completed. According MCD officials, the parking has been designed for optimum space utilisation and has been made earthquake resistant.

News Source : Hindustan Times

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