Mizoram govt announces roll back of hiked parking fees

Mizoram government today announced roll back on vehicle parking fees which had been increased up to 500 per cent, while the three opposition party combine`s call for `non-cooperation` passed off peacefully.

Last Updated: May 11, 2010, 00:43 AM IST

Aizawl: Mizoram government today
announced roll back on vehicle parking fees which had been
increased up to 500 per cent, while the three opposition party
combine`s call for `non-cooperation` passed off peacefully.

The roll back decision was made at a meeting of the
state transport authority, Transport Minister P C
Zoramsangliana told a press conference.

Parking fees were hiked to 500 per cent for light
motor vehicles and to 400 per cent for two wheelers from May
one drawing flak from opposition parties, Mizoram Consumer
Union and various other organisations in the state.

In the new rates, the parking fees were hiked in most
of the cases to 50 per cent and the parking time for first
payment was, however, reduced from three hours to one hour,
the minister said.

Meanwhile, youth wings of three major opposition
parties - the Mizo National Front (MNF), the Mizoram People`s
Conference (MPC) and the Zoram Nationalist Party (ZNP) --
launched a non-cooperation stir from today in protest against
the hike.

Aizawl District SP Lalbiakthanga Khiangte said no
untoward incident was reported from anywhere as the State
Transport Authority already instructed that no parking fee
should be taken for today.

-PTI