MUDA working on new plan to accommodate 1,000 4-wheelers

Multi-storeyed car parking facility in Hampankatta soon

To ease the parking problem, the Mangalore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) is working towards building a bigger parking facility at Hampanakatta than originally planned. As per the plans, it will now accommodate nearly 1,000 cars instead of 300.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, MUDA Commissioner Ramesh said the big shops on the periphery of the site earmarked for the project at the old bus-stand would be acquired for the purpose. The multi-storeyed car parking facility will come up on a two-acre plot of land instead of the 1.5 acres as planned earlier. He said MUDA is already holding discussions with the owners of the building and most of them had already agreed to the proposal. The shops would be accommodated in the new building, he added. “In fact, we will get the clear picture once we complete the discussion with all the shop owners,” he added.

Tendering extended

He said earlier the tendering process was extended till December 31 in order to accommodate the changes in the plans.  However, now it has been extended for one more month. Few private companies had already shown interest in the project, to be built on a private partnership model, he added. Bidding will be called on January 20 for the proposed multi-storeyed car parking facility. Ramesh said that once the land on the adjacent were acquired, the roads adjoining the site will also be widened. With a wider area available for planning, an aesthetic building would come up.

 The Commissioner said that Deputy Commissioner V Ponnuraj is also considering parking facilities at a few places in the city such as Balmatta and near the KSRTC bus-stand in Bejai. “Once we get the suitable land for the parking facility, the project will also be mooted,” he added.

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