CHENNAI: Every week after opening for enterprise, the multi-level automotive parking facility in T Nagar has reached a day by day occupancy of almost 50%.
Officers say that just about 100 automobiles are being parked on weekends within the facility with the capability to accommodate 222 automobiles and 500 two-wheelers and about 30,000 has been collected in parking price to this point. The price for automobiles is 20 per hour and for 2 wheelers it’s 5 per hour.
On March 3, when Higher Chennai Company launched paid parking on the facility, about 20 automobiles have been parked. This elevated to 40 after which 80. Now, about 100 automobiles are parked there day by day, say company officers. House owners of outlets and different enterprise institutions within the space are nonetheless not parking there as there is no such thing as a subsidy in charges for them.
Good parking director S Haja, a guide for the company’s good metropolis mission, stated the response was lukewarm. “Since there aren’t many such services within the metropolis, individuals are a little bit hesitant. Nonetheless, we’re offering valet parking the place one in every of our staff will drive the automotive until the elevate after which the automotive can be parked routinely. It would not take a couple of minute for a automotive to be parked. The keys are then handed over to the homeowners. The charges are very much less compared to comparable personal services. We’re hopeful that extra individuals will start utilizing this,” he said.
The ability is properly lit, has good and clear bogs, feeding rooms for moms and full generator back-up, he added.
A senior company official who wished to stay nameless stated that the civic physique was engaged on system beneath which there can be presents and subsidies to make store homeowners use the power for longer hours. It additionally plans to ask residents who park automobiles on the streets at evening to make use of this facility.
“The automobiles can be safer right here than on the streets. We’ll make the Pondy Bazaar highway automotive free quickly and fewer congested. It’s all within the pipeline, however it’s a work in progress,” stated an official.