New Delhi: A modern multi-level car parking
facility is likely to come up in the city`s posh Khan Market
area with Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday requesting Union
Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath to allot a plot of land
for the project.
Dikshit made the request to Nath during inauguration of
Delhi`s first automated multi-level car parking lot at the
crowded Sarojini Market which is expected to reduce congestion
on the roads in the area.
Responding to the request, Nath assured that his Ministry
will facilitate allotment of suitable plots of land by DDA or
Land and Building department for constrution of parking lots
in the city.
The DDA is the land owning agency in the city which comes
under administrative control of Urban Development Ministry.
Highlighting infrastructure created in the run up to the
Commonwealth Games in her address, Dikshit hoped that parking
woes in the New Delhi area will come to an end by next year
with commissioning of two more state-of-the-art parking
Dikshit said the automated parking lot, being constructed
at Baba Kharag Singh Marg, will decongest Connaught Place and
surrounding areas. She said the first underground automated
parking facilty, being constructed by the DMRC near Delhi High
Court, will also provide great relief.
Apart from this, she said, the bottlenecks in
construction of an automated parking lot behind HT building
will also be resolved soon.
Dikshit described the new parking facility at Sarojini
Nagar as "safe and convenient" and said it will help in
decongesting the popular market and surrounding areas.
The Chief Minister said Delhi was marching ahead "very
fast" and hence developing such new and modern infrastructure
must be encouraged and facilated by the Centre and other
She also exhorted the MCD to expedite construction of all
multi-level automated parking lots in the city.
Dikshit also thanked Nath for agreeing to revise
implementation of Master Plan of Delhi-2021.
Addressing the gathering, Nath said that The Master Plan
of Delhi-2021, implemented in 2007, will be revised next year
taking into account the possible urban growth in future and
the "ground reality", including the fate of markets existing
in the capital for several years.
Nath said there are markets which are existing since long
and they cannot be done away with as per provision in the
"The proposed revision, as indicated by the Union
Minister, would be able to provide relief to people," she