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MC notice to hospital charging fee for parking on roadside

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  ludhiana, March 20, 2014
First Published: 12:40 IST(20/3/2014) | Last Updated: 13:10 IST(20/3/2014)

The hospital had encroached upon MC land to install the shed and was charging visitors for parking vehicles there. In its report, “Hospital charges fee for parking vehicles on roadside”, on March 8, HT had highlighted the matter.

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On visiting the hospital on March 7, HT had found that a parking staff member was charging fee from people parking vehicles on the roadside under a shed, which according to the MC was installed without its permission. HT had also obtained a parking slip issued by the hospital, which listed rates for parking as R 10 for two-wheelers and R 5 for cycles.

However, the hospital had claimed that they did not charge any amount from visitors for parking their vehicles outside the hospital. Following the HT report, a city-based RTI activist had also forwarded a complaint to the local bodies department.

Rajinder Sharma, assistant town planner, said they had issued a notice to the hospital to remove the encroachment within three days, otherwise action would be taken by the civic body.

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