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4 years after UT nod,multi-level parking lot reaches dead-end

MC talks to construction agency,which refuses to start job It seems to be curtains drawn for the first multi-level parking lot proposed in Sector 17

Written by Khushboo Sandhu | Chandigarh |
April 28, 2011 2:10:35 am

MC talks to construction agency,which refuses to start job

It seems to be curtains drawn for the first multi-level parking lot proposed in Sector 17,with the talks between the Municipal Corporation (MC) and the agency allotted the task of construction having failed to yield any results. Four years after it was approved in 2007,the multi-level parking lot has not been able to see the light of day.

Officials of the civic body now state that the talks have not led to any positive response and the agency has not agreed to undertake the construction. The agency SPML,New Delhi,had earlier moved a request for arbitration. Civic body officials were still making attempts to settle the issue by speaking to the agency but no headway has been made. The parking lot at the site was to be the first multi-level parking lot by the MC in the city.

Constant delays have led to the project not taking off. While the proposal received approval in the Municipal Corporation in March 2007,the Administration gave its nod in September the same year and the contract was allotted.

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The parking lot was to be constructed on a BOT basis. The approval of designs by the UT Architecture Department took two years,with this being finalised in January 2009.

Thereafter,it was realised that there were electricity cables at the site that needed to be shifted. That work took more than a year.

After the site was handed back to the MC,the agency refused to start construction,stating that the cost of construction has increased during these four years and the extension period should be increased to12 years.

This demand was,however,not accepted. Meanwhile,the MC has mooted a proposal for another parking lot. The plans are awaiting the Architecture Department’s clearance. The three-level basement parking lot is likely to ease the parking woes in this commercial hub of the city.

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