LAHORE – In view of the traffic congestion and very little space left of parking plans are afoot to construct of four new parking plazas in the city, The Nation has learnt.  

Lahore Parking Company has sent a summary in this regard to the Punjab Chief Minister for approval.

LPC keeping in view increasing parking needs conducted a survey of different areas of the city. Four sites for the construction of the proposed plazas at Shah Alam Market, Neela Gumbad, Town Hall (in front of the Civil Courts) and Hall Road (on a plot situated on Mall Road) have been identified.

Earlier, the LPC sent a proposal to Punjab Local Government Department in June 2015 requesting the higher authorities to add the proposal of these plazas in the list of their proposed development schemes for the allocation of funds in the provincial annual budget for the year 2015-16. However, the authorities concerned of Punjab Local Bodies Department raised objection on the proposal and rejected it.

Talking to The Nation Manager Lahore Parking Company Kazim Ali Khan said the company is determined to provide better parking facilities to the citizens keeping in view the rapidly increasing demand of parking and the company plans to construct more parking plazas and parking lots in the city.

He said further plans regarding the construction of these proposed plazas are underway and the expert engineers are working on the designs while the financial experts are working on feasibility reports. “Each plaza will have parking capacity of about 850 vehicles and over 2000 motorcycles.

 “After the approval of Punjab CM, the company will start construction work without any delay and will try to complete these plazas as soon as possible”, Kazim said.