Green panel’s go ahead to automated parking in Delhi HC

Last Updated: Friday, November 27, 2009 - 15:27

New Delhi: Barely ten days after the
Delhi Urban Art Commission (DUAC) raised environmental concern
about an automated multi-level underground parking in Delhi
High Court`s premises, a state level green panel has given it
in-principle approval.

Spread over 9670 square meters, the mechanised
underground six-level parking being constructed at a cost of
Rs 125 crore by Delhi High Court is expected to accommodate
1,500 cars in the court premises where about 1,000 vehicles
enter everyday causing traffic congestion in the area.

During a meeting on October 10, State Level Expert
Appraisal Committee (SEAC) while giving in-principle approval
recommended the project to the higher body, the State
Environment Impact Assessment Authority and sought details of
disaster management plan, status of an unprotected monument
within the area and project clearance from the Delhi Fire
Services.

However, interestingly, the DUAC in its meeting held on
October 1 had refused to give clearance to the project noting
that fire clearance in respect of the proposal was
pre-requisite and it was to be ensured that all fire
requirements are incorporated in it before going ahead with
the construction.

The Commission also sought a comprehensive survey plan
showing total number of existing trees, contour levels,
blueprints, extent of foundations and physical condition of
the structure of the adjacent monument.

-PTI



First Published: Friday, November 27, 2009 - 15:27

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