Hubballi’s first Puzzle car park will open today | Hubballi News
The puzzle car park was constructed at a cost of Rs 4.59 crore under the smart city project.
The parking lot is one of five other projects – a toy train, a fully developed Indira Gandhi glass house, MG Park, a musical fountain and the quality control laboratory – developed under the Smart City initiative and all of these facilities will be open on Saturday.
Shakeel Ahmed, the managing director of Hubballi-Dharwad Smart City Limited (HDSCL), told TOI that all these works were due to be completed a year ago but were delayed due to the pandemic.
A Pune-based company built the fully automated puzzle parking lot. It is designed to provide parking spots for more cars using less space. This facility has six levels and six cars can be parked on each level while 36 cars can be parked in the system. It is fully mechanically operated.
Ahmed said traffic was choked with lack of parking space for cars at Hosur Circle, MG Park and IT Park. This parking system would streamline traffic at these locations, as people can park their cars there.
The puzzle parking lot is built on 600 square feet as a pilot project. “In other parking lots, we need at least 2,300 square feet of space to park 36 cars. The company that built this facility will maintain it for five years, as per the agreement. We have also set Rs 30 as parking fee per car,” he said.
Ahmed added, “We have undertaken 64 projects under the Smart City initiative at a cost of Rs 930 crore, of which 45 projects are being implemented and seven will be completed by the end of May.”