The Dehradun municipal commissioner Vinay Shankar Pandey on Wednesday reiterated that the people who are using the Municipal Corporation of Dehradun’s (MCD) compound to park their vehicles are required to pay parking fee.
“If someone is parking his/her vehicle in MCD compound, they will have to pay the parking fee,” said Pandey.
When asked about his view on charging parking fee in government offices and public utility spaces he said that even public should put little efforts in making the country a better place to live in.
“In foreign countries, people park their vehicles at allotted spaces and walk to their destination, even we must follow this practice,” he said.
The MCD started charging parking fee for vehicles parked in its compound in the beginning of this month. This has created confusion among people especially those who used to park their vehicles in MCD campus on daily basis about why has the corporation has started charging parking fee. Many people opined that this is not a good move as they are not supposed to pay parking fee if they are visiting government offices for some work.
“I did not like the idea of charging parking fee. I have come here to pay my mother’s house tax and there is no point in charging parking fee from people who are actually coming for some work here,” said Vikram Rautela.
Another visitor said that the authority must differentiate between people who are coming here for work and the people who are coming here just to park their vehicles.
The parking fee for two-wheelers is Rs 15 for first one hour, Rs 30 for three hours and Rs 50 after three hours and for four-wheelers it is Rs 30 for first one hour, Rs 50 for three hours and Rs 100 after three hours.
According to deputy municipal commissioner Rohitash Sharma, the MCD started charging parking fee in the backdrop of lack of parking space on the day of human chain event on November 5.
Thursday, 21 November 2019 | PNS | Dehardun
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