The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has identified three locations in the city for the construction of multilevel parking - at Kaman Sarai, Hidayatpur Chhawani and Sikanderpur Ghosi - urban local bodies minister Kavita Jain revealed in an announcement in Chandigarh.
Jain added that the state government has framed a parking policy to avoid unauthorised parking on roads.
"We will be initiating the requisite process for the construction of multilevel parking projects at the three sites,” MCG commissioner Yashpal Yadav said.
Currently, there are 26 malls and commercial centres located on the Mehrauli-Gurgaon (MG) Road, Golf Course Road and Sohna Road, which offer free parking to residents at their basements, in exchange of MCG exempting them from paying property tax since August 2017.
Kaman Sarai is a heavily congested market and residential area, and its arterial roads are heavily encroached by stalls.
Sikanderpur Ghosi is situated near the Delhi-Gurgaon border and the Golf Course Road. It is also connected with the yellow line of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), which has led to an unprecedented expansion in the village over the last decade.
Hidayatpur Chhawani is a village located in the Badshahpur sub-tehsil.
In February, the MCG officials had looked at sites near Sadar Bazaar for constructing a multilevel parking, but owing to space constraints they changed their view of building such a facility at Kaman Sarai.
Despite being in the MCG’s scheme of things since the civic body’s inception in 2009, multiple proposals for adopting multilevel parking at Kaman Sarai, Huda City Centre Metro station, Rajiv Chowk, Sadar Bazaar and DLF Phase 3 were compiled by the civic body but failed to get a final nod from the ULB.
A miniature stack parking model was placed in the MCG’s Civil Lines office in 2016 but it too failed to kick off owing to unexplained reasons.