The civic administration will now conduct a feasibility study of all multi-level parking proposals to ensure that there is no burden on the existing infrastructure in the vicinity. “When parking lots are built in congested areas, they can turn detrimental for the nearby areas in terms of vehicular congestion, pollution, environment hazards, among other issues,” said Additional Municipal Commissioner Aseem Gupta.
The BMC has empanelled a group of two companies to conduct a simulation study including examining, analysing and assessing the multi-level parking proposals for more than 500 vehicles each. “This will especially help in case of huge multi-level parking lots in malls. We will ensure that the waiting time for a vehicle to get parking space should not be more than 10-15 minutes, otherwise it will create huge traffic congestion,” said Gupta.