Multi-level parking projects in South Delhi held up

Several multi-level car parking projects in South Delhi have been delayed due to reasons ranging from delay in securing tree-felling permission to Delhi Jal Board delaying shifting its lines in the area.

Officials in South Delhi Municipal Corporation said work is going behind schedule in at least eight such parking projects following the failure of respective agencies to facilitate their implementation.

In case of parking at Subhash Nagar Block 6, there has been a physical progress of a mere 6 per cent when the date of completion as per contract agreement was in February, 2013.

Now, the date has been pushed to March, 2014 with SDMC explaining that DJB is shifting its line and hence the work is held up.

As far as parking at Rajouri Garden is concerned, only 20 per cent work has been completed ostensibly on account of delay in tree-cutting permission. From March 2011, the new completion deadline has now been extended to December 2013.

At Bhogal and Subhash Nagar Block 10, parking work has been done only to the tune of 40 per cent and 56 per cent respectively. These are now expected to be completed in September 2013 and March 2014 respectively now.

The same deadline of September 2013 has also been fixed for parking at New Friends Colony (near the community centre) and Krishna Market Kalkaji, more than two years after it should have started functioning, officials said.

SDMC hopes to transfer two parking sites at E Block in Hauz Khas Market and Munirka to the people by the end of this month.

In the case of automated parkings, being built through PPP, the parking at Greater Kailash 1, the date of completion has been pushed from February, 2014 to February, 2015.

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