For the Municipal Corporation, disparity is the buzzword. The civic body has burdened residents by hiking the parking fee but unburdened its officials and Councillors by arranging free complementary passes. The Mayor is entitled to 100 complementary passes, Senior Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayor get 25 complementary passes each and Councillors five passes each.
The Commissioner too gets 20 passes. Besides, they all get two additional personal passes each.On this, Mayor Asha Kumari Jaswal said: “I will not take 100 complementary passes. BJP Mayors have set this precedent. Even Arun Sood had refused to accept the passes during his term.” She said other Councillors and officials would hold a meeting to finalize things.In favor of free passes, Councillor Satish Kainth said: “We have to give passes to different people like blood donors and officials. The Councillors should get complementary passes. It has been a norm.” Nominated Councillor Charanjiv Singh said: “The number of passes should be capped. This way, public money will be saved.”
Parking charges for Commoners:
The parking fee under the smart parking system will be charged from June 19. For the first three-month period, the public will pay the existing rates — Rs 2 for two-wheeler and Rs 5 for four-wheeler.From October, for two-wheeler, Rs 5 for the first four hours and Rs 5 for the subsequent two hours. For four-wheeler, Rs 10 for four hours and Rs 5 for every two hours. From 2018-19, for two-wheeler, the fee for the first four hours will be Rs 10 and Rs 10 for the subsequent two hours. From 2018-19, for four-wheeler, it will be Rs 20 for the first four hours and Rs 20 for the subsequent two hours.
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