HC to pronounce order on parking row between traders, NDMC
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Last Updated: Thursday, June 02, 2011, 21:21
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court would pronounce tomorrow its order after a traders' organisation refused to pay Rs 5.5 lakh per month to the NDMC for allowing free parking of vehicles at Khan Market.

The traders' association of Khan Market, which had earlier offered to compensate the loss to New Delhi Municipal Council for allowing free parking, today said the demand for Rs 5.5 lakh was on the higher side.

Justice S Muralidhar took note of the stalemate between the traders and the NDMC and said the order on the petition would be pronounced tomorrow.

Earlier, the traders had approached the court against the NDMC's decision to charge for parking vehicles at the market.

The traders' association had said "the NDMC's decision is discriminatory as there are various areas in the NDMC zones where free parking is still permitted."

The paid parking would encourage mafias, the petition said.

The civic agency had taken the decision following the direction of Environment Pollution Control Authority to implement the paid parking facility in the market from April 1 but had deferred the decision for a week.

Parking at the market has been free for the last 60 years. The tender for the paid parking has been awarded to a private company, the petition said.

In the petition, the traders also sought an order to quash the civic agency's step awarding the tender to a private company to run the paid parking system.


First Published: Thursday, June 02, 2011, 21:21

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