The idea sought to alleviate traffic congestion at Sukhna Lake and Bird Park, which attract large numbers of visitors and residents, particularly on weekends. There is currently a shortage of parking spots at the Lake for two- and four-wheelers. The construction of public bicycle sharing stations and electric vehicle charging stations has only made the space shortage worse.
The UT administration’s plan to create a multi-level parking facility at Sukhna Lake by converting the current parking lot in front of the Lake Club into one with two levels in the basement and one on the ground floor was rejected by the Chandigarh Heritage Conservation Committee (CHCC).
The panel has instructed Chandigarh to draft a new proposal that only addresses underground parking and submit it for review to the CHCC subcommittee.
The panel has requested that UT draft a new proposal that only addresses underground parking and submit it for review to the CHCC subcommittee.
It was requested that the current parking space, which is now set aside for Lake Club members, be changed into public parking during the September 14 historical panel hearing.
Le Corbusier even designed the Lake Club building at a lower height to maintain the view of the lake from Uttar Marg, according to Sumit Kaur, the head of the CHCC sub-panel. The panel determined that it would not be practical to permit an above-ground parking facility in light of this. Instead, it was suggested that, in light of information provided by the municipal corporation and traffic police department, subterranean parking be taken into consideration, if necessary.
Source- Hindustan times