A REGISTERED company along the lines of that formed for the City Bus service will be set up for handling IMC-owned parking lots.
The firm, which may include representation by the district administration and police, will oversee all matters pertaining to parking lots and also liase with private contractors on the Corporation’s behalf.
A proposal to this effect was cleared by the IMC Market Committee at a meeting on Monday. The Committee also voted to hand over all parking lots owned by the civic body to a private contractor. The lots are currently being operated by ex-servicemen on loan from District Sainik Welfare Board.
It further called for petitioning the District Collector to ensure IMC authorisation for parking stands being run on Nazul land and directed that theatre owners be allowed to operate on-site parking only after paying a fee to the civic body.
Mayor-in-Council (MiC) member in charge of market department Shanta Jhanwar, Market Officer R Dhiman and corporators Shiv Verma, Vijaylaxmi Shrivastava and Makhan Lal Patwari were among those present at the meeting.
Expressing concern at the long list of complaints lodged by motorists regarding mismanagement at the parking stands, the Committee voted for all 24 of these to be handed over to a private player.
The Committee directed market department officials to draw up a detailed proposal in this regard within a month so that it could be forwarded to Mayor Uma Shashi Sharma for approval.
year in return for a fixed payment,” informed Jhanwar during over the telephonic. She, however, refused to comment on either the fee to be charged from theatre owners or the parking tariff. “These will be finalised only after a physical survey of the theatres that will take into account the size and number of vehicles stationed at the parking lots during screenings,” she added.