THE Traffic Engineering and Planning Agency (TEPA) will build two plazas for providing parking facilities to more than 460 vehicles in the busy commercial centre of Liberty Market, Gulberg.

These plazas will be constructed adjacent to UCH and liberty petrol pump. The Seven-storey parking plaza, to be built near UCH, will cover an area of three Kanals and 16 Marlas and cost an amount of Rs.500 million.

The building will be completed within a year time and will have the capacity of accommodating 206 vehicles with the average parking time of 12 hours per day. Shops will be constructed in the basement as well as on the ground, first and second floors of the plaza while the third, fourth and fifth floor and its rooftop will be used for parking vehicles. A modern restaurant will also be established on the first floor of the structure which will have the capacity of upward extension of two additional floors.

Safety and Security of the people have been ensured in these structures by using the structure of paramount importance, so the design includes open stairwells and ramps, security devices such as Road Blockers, Car scanners, CCTV, Public Address System, Fire alarm and fire fighting, audio and emergency buttons that call into the booth or local police station, elimination of potential hiding places such as under open stairs has also been arranged.

Handicap accessibility has been facilitated with vehicles close to stair and elevator cores having a direct path to key movement patterns of the garage.

The second parking plaza will be constructed at a cost of Rs. 559 million, close to the petrol pump. This five-storey building will accommodate 253 vehicles.

Two basements and ground floor will be used for parking of vehicles whereas commercial offices will be established on the upper two floors. It will also be equipped with the latest facilities as will be provided in the firs parking plaza.

Source: The News