Delhi Govt Withdraws Order Of 18-Fold Hike In Parking Prices

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The Delhi authorities withdrew on Monday, 24 December, its order of an 18-fold hike in one-time parking fees for vehicles and annual charges for business autos from 1 January. The Delhi Transport Division had, on Friday, accepted a advice for the hike by three municipal companies of town. Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot, on Monday, directed withdrawal of his division’s earlier order resulting from “irregularities” in it.

“The order issued by the Transport Division, dated December 21, 2018, below the signature of Pradeeep Kumar, Deputy Controller of Accounts relating to rising the parking fees in South/North/East Delhi Municipal Firms, seems to be irregular for a lot of causes,” the minister mentioned in his order.

“Transport dept has been directed to withdraw the order dt 21.12.2018 reg improve in parking fees in South/East/North Delhi Municipal Firms. House owners of Industrial/Non business autos needn’t deposit the improved parking charge until the matter has been examined afresh (sic),” Gahlot tweeted.

He mentioned that within the earlier order, the revised fees weren’t notified by the Union City Affairs Ministry that has administrative management over the municipal companies. Additionally, no opinion was sought from the Legislation Division of the Delhi authorities. The 21 December order was issued on behalf of the then Transport Commissioner Varsha Joshi on her final working day on the division. She is at present holding the cost of the North Delhi Municipal Company.

The order had raised the one-time parking fees of vehicles from present Rs four,000 to as much as Rs 75,000 based mostly on value of the autos. The annual parking fees of economic autos like buses have been additionally raised from present Rs 6,000 to Rs 75,000. Earlier within the day, a delegation of State Transport Authority Operators Ekta Manch had met the Transport minister demanding the withdrawal of hike in parking fees.

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“We are going to proceed to battle for the demand for full withdrawal of the annual parking fees,” Delhi Taxi Vacationer Transporters Affiliation president Sanjay Samrat mentioned demonstration will likely be held within the metropolis on 27 December to demand a whole lifting of annual parking fees


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