Now, pay Rs 30 more for a cab to Aerocity
The fee was introduced last month to curb the menace of stray vehicles, which cab drivers park in and around the Aerocity to avoid the waiting time charges at airport’s parking lots, officials said.Updated: Mar 14, 2019 10:28 IST
Going to Aerocity at the Indira Gandhi International airport by a cab will now cost you more as the Delhi airport operator has levied a fee of Rs 30 on all commercial vehicles entering the airport’s commercial district that houses hotels.
The fee was introduced last month to curb the menace of stray vehicles, which cab drivers park in and around the Aerocity to avoid the waiting time charges at airport’s parking lots, officials said.
The Aerocity officials also believe that the extra charge will keep away taxi drivers, goods delivery trucks visiting hotels and airports and traveller trucks, which misuse the area’s free parking space.
After paying the 30 fee, a commercial vehicle will be allowed inside the Aerocity for only 30 minutes, they said.
Amith Prabhu, a resident of Gurugram who visited the Aerocity on Monday, said his cab was stopped at the entry and the driver was asked to pay Rs 30. “When I asked them they said the fee has been recently introduced. The cab driver eventually charged that money from me,” Prabhu said.
A GMR Aerocity spokesperson said illegal parking on Aerocity roads was leading to inconvenience. Commercial vehicles were seen to be unattended for more than 24 hours, thus raising safety and security concerns.
“Extra resources were deployed but to no avail. Hence, an independent parking management agency was engaged with a view to ensure proper access controls. A system is now being planned wherein commercial vehicles will be allowed entry for a stipulated time,” the spokesperson said.
First Published: Mar 14, 2019 10:27 IST