In a bid to make city roads free of jams and accidents, Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development Authority (VMRDA), has finalized the tenders for the Multi-Level Car Parking (MLCP) project, which is going to be set up on 1.35 acres of land at Siripuram Junction and have been sent for evaluation. The design of the MLCP will be like a ship model to make it more attractive.
Speaking to Hello Vizag, VMRDA Commissioner P. Koteswara Rao said, after finalizing the tenders recently, we have awarded to a company. Accordingly, we have also prepared the report and sent to a five-member state-level committee, which includes officials from various departments for final evaluation and approval of the same. Once it is approved, we will reveal the name of the company within a day or two. The MLCP will have a five-floor building will have three floors of cellar parking also. The estimated cost of the project will be about Rs. 80 crores is aimed at meeting future needs and can accommodate 700 cars and 800 two-wheelers in five floors.
“We visualized the project by keeping the future needs, especially Siripuram being a major junction, houses VMRDA complex, VMRDA Children’s Arena, Gurajada Kalakshetram, HSBC, and a few banks and other establishments, said Mr. Koteswara Rao. When the programmes occur in VMRDA Children’s Arena, Kalakshetram, and a few establishments are forced to park their vehicles beside the road which is leading to traffic congestions. So, accordingly, VMRDA has come up with the project two years ago and had prepared the detailed project report (DPR) last year. The completion time of the said project will be one and a half years if everything goes according to the plan. And this will be the second MLCP in Vizag after the MLCP at Jagadamba junction being set up by the GVMC, as part of the smart city project.