Srinagar: Work on the first semi-automatic multilevel car parking facility in the state, in the erstwhile KMDA bus stand at Lalchowk, Srinagar is nearing completion and is expected to be completed, Jammu and Kashmir Economic Reconstruction Agency has said.
In statement issued here the ERA said test trials were underway at the parking.
This hi-tech parking facility in city centre is being constructed by JKERA under its ongoing JKUSDIP (Jammu and Kashmir Urban Sector Development Investment Programme) funded by Asian Development Bank.
Costing Rs 27.15 crore the project includes the multilevel (5- levels) puzzle type mechanized semi automatic car parking facility which will accommodate 288 light motor vehicles and provide much needed parking facility in one of busiest commercial places in summer capital. The facility comprises of 4 bays in 5 levels with each having parking space for 72 light motor vehicles. The facility is spread over an area of 1545 sqm which also includes three storeyed commercial complex comprising of office space and public toilet.
The parking facility with entry from Maulana Azad road and exit from exchange road will provide easy and safe parking for vehicle owners who will have to just place their vehicle over the automated pellet and vehicle will be automatically placed in the available vacant parking slot and similarly will be retrieved back from the slot and placed at the automated pellet with whole process taking 2 to 2.5 minutes.