KARNATAKA: PARKING STILL NOT FREE, SAY MYSURU CITIZENS

Despite the order passed by Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) to provide free parking at all commercial buildings, malls and medical establishments, many are still collecting parking fee.

In a reality check by BM, various malls and medical establishments were seen collecting parking fee or entry fee for vehicles despite the MCC order.
MCC has also warned those who collect parking charges that strict action will be taken against them and their trade licences will be withheld.
However, a few malls in the city, including the BM Habitat Mall in Jayalakshmipuram and Mall of Mysore, have found a new way to collect parking fee. The managements of these malls are offering free parking only to those who make purchases worth over Rs 200.
The BM Habitat Mall has put up a notice saying that the parking fee can be redeemed by purchasing Rs 200 worth of goods in the mall. Meanwhile, the Mall of Mysore is still collecting entry fee of Rs 1 for those vehicles even after making a purchase worth more than Rs 200 at the mall.
While this is the case at the malls, a reputed hospital in the city, BGS Apollo, is charging Rs 20 for three hours for cars and Rs 10 for two wheelers that enter the hospital. A relative of a patient at the hospital said, “We are here to enquire the health of the patient and we have been charged Rs 30 for parking inside the hospital against the MCC rule.”
The same scenario can be witnessed at the suburban bus stand in the city where the commuters who have parked their vehicles are being charged.

MCC took an initiative in the interest of the public and passed a strict order to owners of all commercial buildings which come under its jurisdiction and ordered them not to collect parking fees and allow public to park their vehicles for free.


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