The newly constructed puzzle parking system can accommodate 246 cars at one time and is spread over 978 sq. meters.
RR Parkon has manufactured and installed a new car parking system at South Delhi Municipal Corporation’s (SDMC) Firoz Gandhi Marg site in Lajpat Nagar. It was inaugurated on March 6, 2021. The fully automated car parking system by RR Parkon is SDMC’s first puzzle car parking facility. This is RR Parkon’s second car parking facility with SDMC after Green Park, New Delhi.
The newly constructed puzzle parking system can accommodate 246 cars at one time and is spread over 978 sq. meters. It is 14.5 meters in height and has six levels where it takes 150 seconds on average to retrieve a car. The first four levels can move horizontally and vertically, thus giving it the name ‘puzzle parking’. The system follows the principle of a sliding puzzle.
The puzzle parking facility has eco-friendly operations with six modules. The structure is completely made of steel and also has a provision for a water tank and pump room. The environmentally friendly parking system has a vertical garden as well. The parking facility is for 80 SUV cars at first and second levels and 166 sedan cars from third to sixth. It provides the service of daily as well as monthly passes for day and night.
Speaking on the occasion, Rajesh Kabra, Director, RR Global said, “We are very proud to launch puzzle parking at Lajpat Nagar for SDMC. The car park has been constructed over a space that used to fit 46 cars. Now it can fit 246. Given the current rise in traffic and space issues all over the country, this is a big boon to the commuters who can now find parking easily. Research shows that a commuter on average spends about 15 to 20 minutes to find a parking spot. Hence creating more traffic, pollution and a loss to national productivity. Automated Parking systems like these will help solve these problems and we are delighted to play a part in making life easier for the commuter. We at RR Parkon aim to provide the best-customized solutions along with top-notch quality products and service. This is our second parking system launch with SDMC and we hope to continue to manufacture and install many more parking systems for use of the public in the future.”
As per Delhi RTO sources, the Delhi NCR region has the maximum number of cars in India. Every day 1,500 new cars are registered in Delhi alone. Each of these cars takes approximately 30 sq. meters of space to park. This means that the city has to create 4,500 sq. meters of land space every day to accommodate these cars, which is practically impossible to do.
To this Kabra added, “The only solution to tackle the shortage of parking space in New Delhi is to install Puzzle or Tower parking. I am glad that the SDMC is thinking about the future, today and has taken an initiative to address this issue aggressively.”