KMC to build automated car parking system

Kathmandu, November 10

In a bid to reduce traffic congestion, Kathmandu Metropolitan City is preparing to build a multi-storey automated car parking system in Dharmapath.

According to KMC, the automated car parking system will be built in an area of 15 ana land. Joint Spokesperson for KMC Nama Raj Dhakal said the parking system would be constructed within two years at the cost of Rs 90 million under public private partnership model.

An automated parking system is a mechanical system designed to minimise the area and/or volume required for parking cars and provides parking for cars on multiple levels stacked vertically. It utilises a mechanical system to transport cars to and from parking spaces.

Dhakal said the nine-storey parking system would have the capacity of 200 cars. KMC plans to build more multi-storey parking systems in other areas  too.

“KMC also plans to build a multi-storey parking lot in Teku, but it would not be an automated one,” Dhakal said, adding that construction of the automated parking system would be a major step towards making Kathmandu a smart city.

In November 2016, KMC had proposed to construct three multi-storey parking systems at New Road, Khullamanch and Lainchaur. It has also proposed to construct underground parking in New Road at the cost of Rs 550 million.

Similarly, it has proposed to build multi-storey parking systems in Khullamanch at the cost of Rs 3 billion and in Thamel area at the cost of Rs 2 billion.