Chennai: Good news for Chennaiites heading outstation from Koyambedu moffussil bus terminus. Commuters need not worry anymore about safety of their vehicles being parked at the cramped parking lot there.
For, Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) that manages the terminus has now finalised a developer to construct a new two tier basement parking facility in the terminus, in addition to the existing lot, which could house 50 cars and 2,000 two wheelers. The developer will soon start the construction of the facility, according to sources.
Sources in CMDA told DC that a successful bidder has been identified to construct the much-needed new parking facility at CMBT.
“We have recently finalised the tenders and the identified developer would soon start the construction of the facility,” a senior official said.
The proposed parking facility would come up at the location adjacent to the existing parking facility that comprises of two basement floors while the ground floor is being used for parking of cars, the official added.
“During the festive and summer vacation seasons, commuters struggle a lot to park their vehicles as the facility has been facing sever space crunch over the past couple of years.”
The new parking lot would provide space for nearly 2,500 vehicles, mainly two wheelers, and a separate floor would be earmarked for cars, for which parking facility doesn’t exists at present.
The proposal had been mooted as the number of two wheelers arriving at CMBT parking lot has been increasingly growing over the years.