Transport Bhawan on Parliament Street in New Delhi will be the first government building to have an automated multi level car parking facility in its premises. Union Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari and Union Minister of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs Shri Venkaiah Naidu lay the foundation stone for the facility at Transport Bhawan today. Speaking on the occasion Shri Venkaiah Naidu said that when the parking lot comes up in nine months from now, it will play a major role in decongesting the area and will be an example for other Ministries to follow. He further stressed that for timely initiation and completion of projects it is very necessary that all concerned agencies should come together, discuss and sort out issues so that “Ease of Approval” can be brought in.
Speaking on the occasion Shri Gadkari said that the automated parking lot will come as a big relief not only to the staff of Transport Bhawan but also all visitors to the building. He said that the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is already working on several plans to decongest Delhi NCR. The automated parking lot project is being undertaken by NHIDCL. The facility will comprise ground plus seven floors. Spread over an area of 314 sq metres and with a height of 22 metres, the facility will be able to house 112 cars. The retrieving time for cars will be 120 seconds. The facility is being built by a Swiss Company. Secretary Road Transport and Highways Shri Sanjay Mitra, Managing Director NHIDCL Shri Anand Kumar and other senior officials of the Ministry were also present on the occasion.