Traders' association writes to DC on parking

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: May 03, 2014 20:19 IST

Traders and Property Owner's Association, Feroze Gandhi Market, has complained in written to the deputy commissioner, police commissioner and MC commissioner, regarding the alleged violation by the parking contractors in the market.

Association chairman colonel (retired) Harjap Singh, said, "Even after so many complaints, the contractors were overcharging. Moreover, the municipal corporation totally ignored the photographic evidences, which were provided to them on the violation by the parking contractors.

Association president PS Gill alleged that the MC officials were not paying attention, but they were batting for contractor.

He also alleged that against high court's orders, sale and purchase of vehicles was also going on in the market, but the authorities have failed to keep a check on the violation. As per the high court orders, the trading of used vehicles at this market is banned.

The member said that parking should be "Public service and facility" not a matter of revenue collection.

In the complaint written to the DC, the members suggested that after 10 violations of parking contract conditions, `5 lakh fine should be imposed, and after 20 violations, parking contract of the contractor should be terminated.

Gill said, "We are demanding that service tax be included in the parking fee. It should also be part of parking contract that no vehicles trading will be allowed in the market. Mobile number of the officer for making on the spot complaints should be displayed on the boards outside all five parking lots."

Members also claimed that eve teasing was a common thing at the parking lots, so MC should provide separate parking lot for women visitors.

Earlier, in a letter written to the deputy commissioner, the superintendent of tezbazari wing of MC had claimed that no sale and purchase of used cars was being held in Feroze Gandhi market.

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