Parking lot to hold 2,000 cars

August 27, 2014

There are indications that the booming IT hub of Siruseri will soon get a multi-level car parking facility that should accommodate at least 2,000 cars and 50 buses at a given time.

Siruseri, situated 24.5 kms from Madhya Kailash on Rajiv Gandhi Salai (Old Mahabalipuram Road), has seen a huge influx of motor vehicles, especially with the establishment of the IT park there in 1998 by SIPCOT.

The Tamil Nadu Road Development Company (TNRDC) recently appointed a consultant to prepare a feasibility study for a multi-level parking lot near the IT park.

K. Purushothaman of National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) welcomed the proposal and said that it will be of great use to employees at the Siruseri IT park.

“At present, around 60,000 people work in the IT and ITES sectors and that number is expected to go up to 1.2 lakh in two years. It would also be great if a parking lot is earmarked for buses. At present, the buses are parked on the roads and no facilities are available for the drivers,” he said.

Sources in TNRDC said that the Salem-based consultant will take six months to complete the work that includes preparation of a detailed feasibility report that will also study how much parking fees can be collected and how much space can be set apart for commercial development so as to make the project commercially viable.

Along with the parking lot, TNRDC has planned additional facilities including an amphitheatre, a food court and children’s play area on the five-acre piece of land.


Source:The Hindu

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