Mul­tilevel park­ing lots to de­con­gest Niza­mud­din area

Hindustan Times (Delhi) - - Front Page - HT Cor­re­spon­dent htre­porters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

THE CIVIC BODY HAS IDEN­TI­FIED PARK­ING SITES NEAR NIZA­MUD­DIN DARGAH, LODHI ROAD CRE­MA­TO­RIUM AND SUNEHRI NALLAH

South Delhi Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (SDMC) will build three mul­tilevel park­ing lots near Hu­mayun’s Tomb and Niza­mud­din Dargah to de­con­gest the area.

The move came af­ter Delhi lieu­tenant gover­nor Anil Bai­jal in­spected the area on Satur­day morn­ing. He di­rected SDMC com­mis­sioner Puneet Goel and se­nior of­fi­cials of the Delhi gov­ern­ment to re­solve the traf­fic con­ges­tion and park­ing is­sues in the area.

Mathura Road, Lala La­j­pat Rai Marg and Lodhi road wit­ness heavy traf­fic move­ment ev­ery day, which is fur­ther in­creased by visi­tors to the Niza­muddi Dargah and Hu­mayun’s Tomb, es­pe­cially on week­ends and Thurs­day. “SDMC com­mis­sioner pointed out po­ten­tial sites for cre­at­ing mul­tilevel park­ing spots for visi­tors to the Niza­mud­din area. The cor­po­ra­tion has been given three weeks to pre­pare the plan,” said a state­ment is­sued by the L-G of­fice.

One of the park­ing sites will also fa­cil­i­tate to visi­tors com­ing to Lodhi Road cre­ma­to­rium. “Some­times, num­ber of visi­tors com­ing to cre­ma­to­rium are higher and they leave their cars on the pave­ment, which leads to traf­fic jams on Lala La­j­pat Rai Marg,” said an of­fi­cial of SDMC.

Dur­ing the in­spec­tion, Goel also sought the L-G’s in­ter­ven­tion to make ar­range­ments for park­ing at Sunehri Nallah for 100 buses fer­ry­ing pil­grims com­ing to Niza­mud­din to at­tend an­nal Urs.

“The L-G in­structed to hold in­ter-de­part­men­tal co-or­di­na­tion meet­ings to look for so­lu­tions. He also asked for op­tions to be ex­plored for cre­ation of ad­di­tional fa­cil­i­ties such as shel­ters, toi­lets, and cook­ing ar­eas. This should prefer­ably be done by De­cem­ber 31, 2017, to al­low use of park­ing dur­ing Urs fes­ti­val in Jan­uary 2018,” said an of­fi­cial.

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