Smart Multi-Level Car Parking in Kolkata
A first-of-its-kind multi-level car parking space with technology was recently introduced at government office building ‘Subhanna’ in Kolkata. The four-storeyed space has a single ramp for cars to enter and exit but the “smart parking system” ensures two-way traffic without collision.
The multi-level car park uses sensors and does not require human intervention. When a vehicle tries to enter the parking building it would be stopped by a boom barrier. These sensors would detect whether it’s a two or four-wheeler and then analyse the space available upstairs. A display board in front of the vehicle will then ask it to proceed to a floor. At present, the first floor has been reserved for 30 two-wheelers and the three higher floors can hold a minimum of 40 cars.
When leaving the building the driver must press the ‘exit’ button at the barrier of his floor. The system will ensure there is no other vehicle climbing up the ramp before allowing him to roll down. During rush hour in the morning, the system will allow three cars to enter before a car can exit. The same 3:1 ratio will be maintained in reverse order during evening rush hours. Timings of the parking lot will be 10am to 5.30pm and parking will be free.