New Delhi: In a fresh eccentric statement of hers, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday advised city dwellers not to travel in cars if they found it hard to deal with the parking woes.
Sheila’s comment comes a day after the commissioners of the newly created municipal bodies in Delhi talked about a proposal to hike the parking charges by three fold which has already sent alarm bells ringing for city’s commuters.
Commissioners Manish Gupta (South), P K Gupta (North), and S S Yadav (East) said that the proposal for hike will be brought before the deliberative wings of the municipal bodies in the next one or two months.
If the commissioners have their way, Delhites would have to pay heavier amounts for their vehicles’ parking.
According to the commissioners, the hike would be a good move for preventing the misuse of Delhi’s pricey space that is otherwise exploited for parking.
Commissioners also reasoned that the high parking costs would encourage public transport.
This proposal is widely being seen as a way out for the newly created cash-strapped municipal bodies to boost their financial status.
Commissioners’ proposal along with Sheila’s uncouth comments may not go down well with Delhites who are already suffering with a plethora of problems including a high rate of violence and crime, especially against women.
In the past too, Sheila has been heard giving unsavoury comments when she blamed the migrants for almost all problems in the city.
On the spurt of violent crimes against women in the city, this is what the honourable Delhi CM had to say, "What are the reasons that we understand... is the huge migratory populations and very porous borders. You can come into Delhi, commit a crime and just run back again... I suppose it is very difficult also to check..."
Sheila Dikshit has been criticized by almost all and sundry for such comments and her latest advice on the issue of paucity of parking space in Delhi too, may invite harsh reactions.