The Smart City Bhubaneswar’s first multi-level car parking (MLCP) will soon be a reality. The authorities have started construction of the MLCP at Saheed Nagar. Once completed, it will house around 250 cars.
But the authorities have not been so kind to the proposed other project at Unit-II where not a single brick has moved.
Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited, the special purpose vehicle executing smart city projects here, chalked out plans for two multi-level car park facilities to regulate the problem of haphazard parking at Janpath (Saheed Nagar) and Rajpath (Unit-II).
“We have started digging earth to erect pillars. Since the design is ready, the work will not take much time. We expect it to be ready before the Men’s Hockey World Cup,” said an officer.
Officials said the Saheed Nagar MLCP will be spread over less than an acre to facilitate the construction of a basement and four floors. “According to the plan, some space has been left at the parking site for commercial use such as office building, shopping and food arcade so that the Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited can generate revenue from it,” added the officer.
Official sources said prevailing building norms will be taken into account while constructing the MLCP. It will have accessibility compliance and provision for rooftop solar power. “Besides, the building will be erected in such a way as to retain the aesthetics of the temple city. Since the city is a cyclone-prone zone, the MLCP will be climate-resistant,” said an officer.