EDMC mulls constructing 53 new parking lots in its areas
Aiming to facilitate residents living in trans-Yamuna regions, the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) has been mulling to develop as many as 53 parking lots across its area. The Corporation, which has announced to chalk out a foolproof plan, has claimed that the proposed move is aimed to accommodate nearly 1.3 lakh vehicles. The Corporation has also expected revenue boost through this. EDMC has reportedly floated tenders which is likely to be announced soon.
As per the plan the Corporation will construct 10 big parking lots that will come up in congested areas while the remaining 43 spaces will be comparatively small. The agency has decided to make provision of 13-metre for a four wheeler so it could accommodate vehicles conveniently. The major parking lots having capacity of nearly 630 vehicles which will come up in Geeta colony, Shashtri Park, Chhila sports complex, Saraswati Kunj, Karawal Nagar, Laxmi Nagar, Shahdra, Nand Nagri, and Seemapuri area where small parking lots have been operational since many years.
The Corporation has informed of identifying as many as 38 new location where parking facilities will be developed. Among these Shakarpur police station locality, Raghubarpura, Jain Mandir area (Shahdra), Chander Vihar, Khajuri Khas, Brahampuri, Janta Colony (Seemapuri), etc are prominent. Additionally, a total of four parking facilities will be developed on land transferred from the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) after Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung ordered DDA to transfer the ownership of lands.
The Corporation officials said that with the provision of parking facility for more than 600 vehicles at one point of time for one parking facility, the civic body will ensure parking of 1.3 lakh light as well as heavy vehicles and will augment its revenge from existing Rs 70 lakh to Rs 2.2 crore per month. With this, the total number of authorised parking lots in East Delhi area will also go up from existing 27 to 80.
“As the vehicular volume is increasing rapidly these days, majority of vehicles are being parked on key roads of the city causing bounty of problems to the commuters and others.
“The move will help in minimising parking problems up to a maximum extent as the residents of nearby localities and other kind of occupants could park their vehicles easily. This time we have planned to develop small as well as big parking facilities and if things go well, we would allow commercial activities on some parts also so we could raise one-time fund and could avoid problems,” said an official.