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


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

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