The Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC) will be floating tenders for 25 parking lots to accommodate more than 3,000 vehicles in the city on 27 June.
According to official information, the 25 parking lots will accommodate more than 3,000 vehicles and will be a boon during the tourist season. Parking lots under the Smart City project will have a capacity up to 400 vehicles, while the smaller parking lots will have an average capacity of 15 to 25 vehicles. The SMC hopes to allot tenders for large parking lots by 31 March, 2024.
This was announced during an MC meeting on Tuesday. As per the reports, the city Mayor Surender Chauhan said, “Apart from the parking lots under the Smart City project with a capacity of 250 to 400 vehicles, the Shimla MC will float tenders for smaller parking lots with an average capacity of 15 to 25 vehicles too.”
Chauhan added that the MC had decided to allot tenders for large parking lots by March 31, 2024. “There are 40 sites under the project that will ease the problem of shortage of parking space in the city.”
He said that the tenders would be floated on 27 June and if no party showed interest, it would be managed by the councillor of the ward. The SMC would collect Rs 11,328 for a vehicle per year, he added.
Among the large parking lots, three facilities will come up near the Indira Gandhi Medical Hospital and one near the Auckland Tunnel. These parking lots will have a capacity to accommodate more than 1,200 vehicles.