Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Parking complex takes motorists for a ride

Parking complex takes motorists for a ride
new Indian Express

BANGALORE: The multi level car-parking complex built by the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP) on J C Road has become a fleecing centre as the contractor charges much above the prescribed fees.

There is no notice board mentioning the fees fixed by the civic body and the contractor collects the fees according to his wishes; Rs 10 per hour and Rs 60 for 12 hours for four-wheelers. For monthly pass, he charges Rs 800.

Local businessman Ramesh feels that putting up a board informing the tariff would ease the problem.

Ganeshan, who visits a bank near the complex, said that though the complex provided much needed parking space in the area, BMP should monitor it closely.

But the civic body has its own problem on the complex. BMP Joint Commissioner (West) M A Khalid said that the contractor had also defaulted on the fee he has to pay to the civic body. “BMP deducted the dues from the security deposit. We will soon issue a notice to him and take appropriate action,” he said.

As long as the tussle between the BMP and the contractor continues, the motorists would continue to suffer.

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