HC order on Delhi parking row today

Press Trust of India New Delhi | Updated on June 02, 2011 Published on June 02, 2011

The Delhi High Court will pronounce tomorrow its order after a traders' organisation refused to pay Rs 5.5 lakh a month to NDMC for allowing free parking of vehicles at Khan Market here.

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.

Mr 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 parking fees at the market.

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.

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Published on June 02, 2011
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