The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Noida Authority, Ritu Maheswari on Friday directed both civil and electrical department to complete under-developed parking projects within the given deadline. This development came during an official meeting in the authority. During the review meeting, CEO expressed unhappiness over the delay in construction of multi-story parkings in the city.
The CEO has directed both civil and electrical department to complete the parking project of sector 38 (Botanical Garden) by August 8 this year. Maheshwari has also set a deadline to complete parking projects in Noida sector 1, 3 and 16A by November 30 this year.
“If the projects are not completed in the stipulated time, the department officials (in charge of the projects) and the contractors will face action,” CEO said while directing the officials.
A multi-story parking having capacity of around 7000 vehicles is being developed near the metro station at Botanical Garden. City Spidey had reported earlier that the much need development of multi-story parking was started in 2015 and was supposed to be completed in 2016. However, since then two and half years have passed, the visitors are still waiting for the parking.
As Botanical Garden has become a major chunk for daily visitors or office goers who mostly drive their cars and park them near the metro station to board the metro for their destination to work. As per the reports, as of now merely 40 per cent construction has been completed, and the officials supervising the project were of the view that electric work was in progress.
Apart from this, the authority has proposed multi-level parkings in some other locations such as Sector 1, 3, 5, 16A. As per Noida Authority’s report these other multi-story parking projects would have the capacity of accommodating 530, 565, 262 and 1400 cars respectively. These parking lots were supposed to available to the users by May end this year.
On February this year, officials associated with parking management of sector 18 claimed that it has space to park more than 3000 cars, however, not more than 300 cars can be parked there.
An employee on condition of anonymity, said that on some days there are not many vehicles. Even then, the visitors at Sector 18 prefer to park on the roadside blocking a lane.