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Web Exclusive | November 2012

Two firms propose to set up parking facility

Belgaum City Corporation (BCC) received proposals for setting up an automated multi-storey parking building at Bapat Galli on build-operate- transfer (BOT) system from two companies.

   The civic body has sent the proposals of the two companies, belonging to Hyderabad and Chennai, to the Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development Corporation (KUIDC) for approval.

   After receiving the proposals, KUIDC officials visited the spot recently to study the feasibility of implementing the project.

   Reports suggest that one of the companies may receive the contract after discussions. Under the BOT system, the company will invest money for constructing multi-storey parking building, charge parking fee for the stipulated period and later transfer it to the corporation.

   It will be a hydraulic parking system where vehicles are lifted automatically and placed in a row. Corporation commissioner Priyanka Mery Francis said that the BCC plans to implement the project on the lines of multi-storey parking system that exists in Delhi high court.

   As around 16,500 sq ft of land is available at Bapat Galli, approximately 400 vehicles can be parked at a time. Sources said both the companies which have submitted the proposals to the corporation are well known in implementing such projects. They have built multi-storey parking buildings at various metro cities including Mumbai and Delhi.

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