Malls, hospitals collecting parking fees illegally: AAP

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New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party on Friday alleged that corrupt officials in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) along with the owners of private hospitals and malls are illegally collecting parking fees from the public, despite orders from the High Court.

“RTI Activist Sanjay Puri had filed a petition in the High Court in favour of the public, demanding for the removal of parking charges in malls, hospitals and commercial complex,” AAP MLA Jarnail Singh told media here.

“The High Court has ordered the malls, hospitals and the commercial complex to remove the parking charges for the relief to the public,” he added.

Alleging that private malls are making money by collecting the parking fees from the public, he said, “It is the highest source of revenue not only for the owners of the malls and hospitals but also for the corrupt officials of the MCD.”

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He said that Puri will file a contempt plea against the MCD if the collection of parking fees is not stopped.

He also demanded that the BJP-ruled MCD should recover all the money that has been collected by the malls and hospitals after the issue of the order.

–IANS

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