South corporation approves proposed hike in parking rates
Reneging on the promise made in its election manifesto — that it would not it would not impose additional burden on the city residents by hiking taxes — the BJP has cleared the budget of the South municipal corporation, which has proposed a steep hike in parking rates in South Delhi.
Earlier, the parking fee was Rs 10 for 10 hours for cars, which has now been hiked to Rs 20 for the first three hours and Rs 10 for each subsequent hour for A and B category of four-wheel vehicles. For two-wheelers, the rate will be Rs 10 for the first three hours and
Rs 5 for each additional hour thereafter. Currently, the charges are Rs 5 for 10 hours.
The proposals were cleared by the Standing Committee of the South corporation in its meeting held on Wednesday.
Rajesh Gehlot, Chairman of the Standing Committee said the parking rates have been raised as the corporation wants more people to use public transport.
“People willingly pay more when they visit malls. There is no harm in paying more for parking,’’ he said.
On the lines of East municipal corporation, the South corporation too has decided to set up a call centre to address public grievances. The proposal to give Aakash tablets to tax inspectors of the corporation has been approved.
Another major highlight of the approved budget is the allotment of Rs 75 crore, a special
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