New Delhi: In a bid to solve the parking problems in Kalkaji area of south Delhi, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi is all set to build a three-level underground parking.

A park will be developed above the underground parking area.

The Rs 31-crore underground parking will have space for 400 cars and is likely to be completed in 1.5 years. It will come up near Krishna Market on Hansraj Shetty Marg. The MCD has allotted the contract to a Mumbai based firm.

According to an official of MCD’s engineering department, a park will be developed after the three-level underground parking is completed.

Councillor Khavinder Singh Captain said, due to Deshbandhu College near Krishna Market, the area always remains crowded and with no parking facility, people often park their cars on roadside.

“This causes difficulty in commuting for people who stay in the close by areas,” he added.

It should be learnt that a similar kind of green parking will also come up in New Friends Colony at the cost Rs 40 crore which will have parking space for 512 cars.

In December 2009, the MCD had laid the foundation stone of this parking space but the work was halted for almost two years.

The MCD had prepared a plan for underground parking in 16 areas but work has started in four areas only.

JPN/Bureau