The recently opened multilevel parking facility has apparently developed leaks after a spell of rain.
A trader based at Sector 17, Tejbans Singh, Wednesday alleged that the bonnet of his Audi got damaged due to leakage in the roof of the facility.
“Yesterday I had parked my car at 5 pm for three hours. As it was dark, I could not notice anything amiss but in the morning I saw the damage. Some chemical had come along with the dripping water and it fell on the bonnet of my car,” alleged Tejbans Singh. Singh went to the Municipal Corporation but could not meet any officials. He said that he would file a complaint after seeking legal advice.
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However, Chief Engineer Mukesh Anand said the roof was not leaking but it was a pipe that had got blocked.
“A pipe was blocked and now it is okay. When something new is constructed, there are some problems that one faces initially,” said Anand.
About the damaged car, the Chief Engineer said, “How can chemical drip when the multilevel parking is made up of concrete. There are no chemicals used in it.” The multilevel parking lot has been at the centre of a series of controversies.
Earlier, the traders had protested and sought the reopening of two parking lots – Sahib Singh and Empire Store – which were closed in view of the multilevel facility being opened. As the parking lots were reopened, the multilevel has been receiving poor response.
The multilevel parking lot can accommodate 950 cars. It has been constructed across an area of 4.78 acres.
The parking has eight lifts and two computerised ticket counters are at the entry and exit points.