NOIDA: The Greater Noida Authority has planned to rent out one of the two towers in its Knowledge Park 4 office for commercial activities as it’s lying unused. The Authority has also issued a tender to engage a contractor for the management of parking on its office premises. Soon, visitors will be charged for parking at the Authority office.
GNIDA CEO Surendra Singh said, “There are two towers having 15 stories each. While one of them is being used for administrative purposes, another has been lying vacant. A request for proposal is being made in this regard for renting out the tower. We held a meeting on this recently, and will soon decide about the rent and the years of lease. A private company or a bank can use our premises.”
However, local residents said that instead of a private company or a bank, the Authority should rent out the tower to a government department. “Earlier the Authority operated from Sector Gamma 2, which was next to the registry department. The registry department still functions from there. Ideally, the registry department should be shifted to the Authority office premises,” said Alok Singh, a resident of Sector Alpha 1.
The Authority has also issued a separate tender to engage a contractor for the management of parking on its premises. As per the tender document, the parking charges for two-wheelers will be Rs 10 for the first hour and Rs 5 for every subsequent hour up to a maximum of Rs 40 daily. The four-wheelers will be charged Rs 20 for the first hour, and Rs 10 for every subsequent hour up to a maximum of Rs 100 daily.
The contractor will ensure effective management of the parking lot through adequate deployment of manpower and installation of boom barriers, as per the tender document. The contractor will ensure that all its attendants are in uniforms and carry ID cards to make them identifiable and approachable. The contractor will ensure management of traffic within the parking lot to avoid chaotic situations such as gridlocks.