Wednesday, June 18, 2008

DMRC plans multi-level parking at metro stations

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is now planning to construct multi-level parking lots at its stations.

The parking lot building, to come up across a 9,000 sq.m area, will have two underground levels - the lower basement will have the platforms, while the concourse, check in facilities and airline counters will be housed in the upper basement. The entry/exit for commuters using the Metro line along with a drop off point for those coming in private vehicles will be created at the ground level. The top seven floors, according to the plan, will be parking lots.

The elevated lots will have parking capacity of about 350 cars and will be constructed by DMRC. The operation and maintenance will be contracted to a private body. The other major metro station on the Airport Express line - at Shivaji Stadium, will also have space for about 70 vehicles.