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Contractor surrenders Ferozepur road parking lot

Residents constantly complained that the contractor charged Rs 40 as against Rs 23 for two-wheelers at the mini-secretariat.

Following complaints of overcharging, fleecing and misbehaviour, Bhola and Company, the contractor, surrendered Ferozepur road parking lot on Tuesday.

This came after the MC failed to take any action against it for overcharging. The parking lot was auctioned for Rs 1.40 crore in June this year against the reserved price of Rs 25 lakh.

The same contractor was fined Rs 10,000 by Deputy Commissioner Rajat Aggarwal on Tuesday as some fraudulent receipt books were recovered from him.

Residents constantly complained that the contractor charged Rs 40 as against Rs 23 for two-wheelers at the mini-secretariat.

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Not only this, the same company is handling the parking at Sarabha Nagar. The Zone D office of MC had got an FIR registered against the contractor for overcharging a few days back after the complaint of a woman who was charged Rs 20 for car as against the rate of Rs 10.

MC superintendent J S Sekhon said, “The company has surrendered Ferozepur road parking lot. Other alternatives will be explored now. At present, there are no charges for parking on the Ferozepur road.”

Interestingly, the company has stated “non-cooperation from MC” as the reason for surrendering the Ferozepur road parking lot.