MC divides Ferozepur road parking into 30 blocks upto Sidhwan canal, auction today

PARKING LOTEach parking lot has been given a specific auction amount ranging from a maximum of Rs 57.60 lakh to a minimum of Rs 10 lakh.

As per the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, dated May 29, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has made all the arrangements to convert the parking lots on Ferozepur road into paid parking. The auction of the 13 parking sites divided into 30 blocks up to Sidhwan Canal will be held on June 26 at the Zone-D office of the MC.

Based on annual licence fee, contractors will be given the responsibility for each parking lot for one year. Each parking lot has been given a specific auction amount ranging from maximum Rs 57.60 lakh to minimum Rs 10 lakh, as per the official documents accessed by Ludhiana Newsline.

In 13 parking sites, the MC has divided the total parking area of 1,38,777 square feet into 30 blocks from A to Z4. Following the HC orders, which asked the MC to finalise the rates of parking on its own, rates have been fixed as Rs 5 for cycle, Rs 10 for scooter, car, rickshaw or any four-wheeler.

However, car owners will be the ultimate sufferers as they have to pay Rs 10 for one hour and Rs 20 for another hour. If the car parked crosses two hours, not only a penalty of Rs 1,000 will be slapped, traffic police or MC tehbazari wing will tow away the car, as per the High Court orders.

However, a scooter or cycle can be parked for unlimited time period paying Rs 5 and Rs 10 respectively. While these rates have been fixed for the common man, the shop and other commercial establishment owners have to pay Rs 100 per day for parking cars.

"A separate identity token will be issued to every shopkeeper by the contractor," say the MC documents.

Contractors have also been told to issue separate tokens to employees of banks and insurance companies who will be charged Rs 30 for the whole day to park their cars.

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