Tired of complaints, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has decided to crack down on parking contractors for flouting norms.
The MCD has decided to fine the parking contractors in the city for each car parked improperly in the area allotted to them. “For each car parked outside the yellow line at parking lots, a contractor will have to pay R100 as fine. We are taking these measures to ensure that they do not park haphazardly,” said Yoginder Chandolia, chairman standing committee.
The civic agency has decided to start the process of fining parking attendants from Friday.
“Our teams will visit parking lots at random and fine erring contractors. We have notified the contractors about it so that they can clean up their act,” said a senior MCD official.
MCD officials say, most contractors cram as many vehicles as possible in their lots, causing traffic jams and other problems. “We have received complaints from the traffic police that there have been major traffic jams due to haphazard parking of cars. So, we have taken this step,” added the officer.
Many arterial roads often get clogged due to haphazard parking. The MCD recently got a No Objection Certificate from the traffic police for running 60 more sites in the city. At present, the civic agency has only 116 parking lots in the city. With the new addition, the number has gone up to 176.
Recently, the civic agency conducted random checks of various parking lots and found that many contractors have encroached upon land to increase the size of their parking lots.
“Our checks will ensure that parking contractors do not indulge in any kind of illegal activities,” he added.