Chandigarh planning multi-level parking lots

May 10th, 2009 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, May 10 (IANS) Multi-level parking facilities may come up soon in this city known for its architecture and urban planning, which also has the maximum vehicle density in the country.
“A site of nearly five-acre area has already been earmarked for the construction of multi-level parking in Sector 17 that is the commercial hub of the union territory,” an official spokesperson told the media Sunday evening.

“Other sites (for parking facilities) have also been identified in the industrial area and at those places that are frequented by maximum number of people,” he said.

The administration, the spokesperson said, would also develop the existing surface parking facilities.

Chandigarh has maximum density of vehicles in the country with over 700,000 registered vehicles. Its total geographical area is around 140 sq km, with 114 sq km of land and 25.42 sq km of the Sukhna lake and wildlife sanctuary.

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