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Posted at: Jun 9, 2019, 7:42 AM; last updated: Jun 9, 2019, 7:42 AM (IST)

Civic body to implement court’s directions on parking lots

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, June 8

MC estate officials claimed to have implemented the directions of a Permanent Lok Adalat before opening bids for parking lots. Contractors have to follow the same.

A case was filed against the Amritsar Municipal Corporation with a Permanent Lok Adalat (PUS) by Varun Khanna in 2017 for “excess” charging and unfair means of trade practice adopted by the parking contractor at Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhaya Parking, Bhandari Bridge.

The Lok Adalat had given directions to the MC that parking slips issued by the contractors should display parking charges along with time period. Notice boards should be there at prominent spots of the parking site to avoid dismantling or defacement of the board.

To avoid misbehaviour by staff of the contractor with people, who park their vehicles, a clause should be incorporated in the contract agreement that in case of misbehaviour, the contract will be liable for cancellation.

During inspection by MC staff, in case of defacement of notice board stating charges, a penalty of Rs 1,000 should be imposed on the contractor. The corporation has to ensure regular inspection of the parking sites for strict implementation of the rules.

Contact numbers of MC officials for lodging complaints should be displayed on notice boards at parking sites and the officials concerned must take action upon receipt of online complaint.

MC Estate Officer Sushant Bhatia said the MC had added the aforesaid conditions to the contract of the parking lots. “We will conduct regular inspections for the implementation of the same,” he added.

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