Plans for an integrated museum and tourism complex connecting the submarine museum and TU 142 Aircraft Museum close to which Sea Harrier is also likely to be set up with underground parking to ease the traffic, the project is picking up pace with the preparation and presentation of initial designs.
The extension of underground parking area up to YMCA and also including behind Rajiv Smriti Bhavan and in front of the Andhra University Convection Center are now proposed.
The parking area is estimated to be 1.1 km and width of 18 meters to accommodate about 900 cars and 300 and 400 two-wheeler.
The underground parking was being planned in an innovative manner; connectivity will have wall panels, shopping etc.
Changing the elevation of Rajiv Smirti Bhavan to align with the submarine and aircraft museum is also proposed.
According to VUDA vice chairman P.Basanth kumar “the designs are expected to be finalized in 15 days after which they will be presented before the Chief Minister”
The underground parking idea was being pursued for multi-level parking was proving difficult and under the Smart City Mission 60 crore was earmarked for multi-level parking, told reporters here.
The project estimated to cost 60 crore, the government has already issued a GO assigning 20 crore to the submarine museum and 10 crore to the proposed Sea Harrier museum.
Advantages of underground parking
As available land becomes scarcer, underground parking becomes more and more essential; especially in a city like Vizag it’s a must. Beach road is one of the busiest roads in Vizag hence the commencement of the underground parking makes the traffic at ease. The non-parking place on the road could help the existing traffic problem to be solved with the lack of availability of parking.As our city is developing day by day , soon our city might get chance to be in top 3 cities in India.