GURGAON: Learning from its experiences in different phases of Udyog Vihar in Gurgaon, the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) has decided to include the provision of creating multi-level parking in all its future industrial estates. Industry secretary Y S Malik said that inclusion of parking as a part of planned development of an industrial area will happen. “We understand the need and these will be kept in mind in case of all future Udyog Vihars across the state,” he said while interacting with industrialists at PHD Chamber of Commerce last week.
Industrialists from Gurgaon had raised the issue of lack of parking in Udyog Vihar and how this is causing major traffic problem in all the industrial zones in the city. There are such industrial areas in Gurgaon and none of them have a proper parking space.
“The need for multi-level parking was felt long back. But the HSIIDC never put efforts to solve this problem. Now you have on road parking since the industrial houses don’t have enough space inside to park vehicles. We need some retrofitting so that parking space can be created,” said a representative of industrialists.
Wrong and on-road parking has been one of the major causative factors of traffic jam in Udyog Vihar. This also reduces clearing capacity of inside roads resulting snarl on arterial roads during peak hours. Though the HSIIDC has earmarked three parking lots in phases IV and V of Udyog Vihar which can accommodate around 600 parking slots, industrialists said this is no solution to the ever growing problem.
They said that the need is to go for multi-level parking as it is being done in commercial districts in the national capital.
But industry department officials said that getting enough space for multi-level parking is a big problem in areas where industries have already come up. “We are considering all options to give some relief to industrialists, employees and visitors involving the plot owners. But there is a need to have comprehensive planning for parking in residential, commercial and industrial areas since there is phenomenal increase in the number of vehicles,” said a government official.