The Traffic Engineering and Planning Department (TEPA) will construct a seven-storey parking plaza in the provincial capital with an estimated cost of Rs 499 million.
The parking plaza to be constructed at the Liberty market on 3 kanals and 16 marlas land with a capacity of 206 cars, will be operative for 12 hours a day and its proposed rate of parking is said to be Rs 25 per hour.
Talking about the salient features of the parking plaza, a senior TEPA official said that the basement, ground and first floor of the plaza would contain shops and restaurants while the second, third, fourth and fifth floors would be used for parking of vehicles. He said two additional floors would be constructed, later. He said two capsule lifts would also be installed in the plaza.
He said a back-up power system would also be installed in the plaza, adding the government would focus on the safety and security of the people. For the purpose, security devices such as road blockers, car scanners, CCTV, public address system, fire alarm and fire fighting, audio and emergency buttons would be installed in the plaza. He said the elimination of potential hiding places has also been taken into consideration.