Multi-level car park in Thampanoor set to open next year – The New Indian Express

Express press service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Thampanoor Multi-Level Car Park (MLCP), opposite Central Station, will open early next year. Although the facility is primarily for two-wheelers, there will also be spaces for cars. Apart from these, there will also be exclusive slots for women, as part of women’s safety. The project is being undertaken by Smart City Thiruvananthapuram Ltd (SCTL) under the Smart City Mission project.

The five-story facility (ground floor plus four floors) can accommodate 400 two-wheelers and 22 cars at a time. It also has internal and external electrical installations, fire alarm, fire fighting system with sump, as well as landscaping and related works. The total cost of the project is Rs 18.89 crore. However, it will not be an automated installation.

“The construction of the MLCP is progressing rapidly and is expected to be completed by December this year. It will be open to the public in the first quarter of 2023,” a municipality source told TNIE.
Meanwhile, the financial bid for the fully automated MLCP at Palayam, behind the Saphalyam complex, will open next week.

The technical tender for the project, which will be the largest facility in the city, opened last week and three companies participated. Sources said that once the bid is accepted, the work will be awarded to the contractor and construction can start after a month. The project is carried out on the basis of the engineering-procurement-contract model.

SCTL had to relaunch the project as the first company selected for the project had withdrawn as they requested more money from SCTL due to the delay caused by the pandemic over the past two years. The project was awarded to a firm in 2020 at a cost of Rs 30.21 crore. Then the company completed the piling and later the work stalled due to escalating project costs.

According to a company official, the proposed MLCP project at the Putharikandam land is likely to be revived. The project, which falls under the AMRUT regime, was abandoned as they could not make piles as the basement was filled with mud. A similar MLCP is also offered at the medical school. However, authorities are still unaware of the project update. At the same time, the MLCP inside the company’s main office is operational and many vehicles that come to the company use this facility. A new MLCP is also offered behind the Connemara Market in Palayam.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Thampanoor Multi-Level Car Park (MLCP), opposite Central Station, will open early next year. Although the facility is primarily for two-wheelers, there will also be spaces for cars. Apart from these, there will also be exclusive slots for women, as part of women’s safety. The project is being undertaken by Smart City Thiruvananthapuram Ltd (SCTL) under the Smart City Mission project. The five-story facility (ground floor plus four floors) can accommodate 400 two-wheelers and 22 cars at a time. It also has internal and external electrical installations, fire alarm, fire fighting system with sump, as well as landscaping and related works. The total cost of the project is Rs 18.89 crore. However, it will not be an automated installation. “The construction of the MLCP is progressing rapidly and is expected to be completed by December this year. It will be open to the public in the first quarter of 2023,” a municipality source told TNIE. Meanwhile, the financial bid for the fully automated MLCP at Palayam, behind the Saphalyam complex, will open next week. The technical tender for the project, which will be the largest facility in the city, opened last week and three companies participated. Sources said that once the bid is accepted, the work will be awarded to the contractor and construction can start after a month. The project is carried out on the basis of the engineering-procurement-contract model. SCTL had to relaunch the project as the first company selected for the project had withdrawn as they requested more money from SCTL due to the delay caused by the pandemic over the past two years. The project was awarded to a firm in 2020 at a cost of Rs 30.21 crore. Then the company completed the piling and later the work stalled due to escalating project costs. According to a company official, the proposed MLCP project at the Putharikandam land is likely to be revived. The project, which falls under the AMRUT regime, was abandoned as they could not make piles as the basement was filled with mud. A similar MLCP is also offered at the medical school. However, authorities are still unaware of the project update. At the same time, the MLCP inside the company’s main office is operational and many vehicles that come to the company use this facility. A new MLCP is also offered behind the Connemara Market in Palayam.

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