The office of chief minister, Punjab Bhagant Mann has taken notice of a complaint filed by Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal (PPBM) under the signatures of state general secretary Sunil Mehra and district general secretary Ayush Aggarwal, with regard to different parking rates being charged in different locations of mega city of Ludhiana.
The chief minister’s office has forwarded this complaint to Vivek Pratap Singh, Principal Secretary, Local Government, Punjab, with the following remarks: “Please find below the trailing email received in the Chief Minister Office pertaining to your Department. You are requested to take immediate action as per Government rules/Policy in the matter. Please inform the sender (as per email ID) the action taken under intimation to this office at the earliest. If the email relates to another department/s the same may be forwarded to it/them under intimation to the applicant.”
Meanwhile, the office of Vivek Pratap Singh, Principal Secretary, Punjab, has forwarded this complaint to Director, Local Government, Punjab, with the remarks “Please find below the trailing email received in the O/o PSLG. You are requested to take immediate action as per government rules/ policy in the matter. Please inform the sender (as per email ID) the action taken under intimation to this office at the earliest.”
Giving this information here on Sunday, both Sunil Mehra and Ayush Aggarwal, hoped that their complaint would be redressed soon. As a result, people especially the local traders’ community would get a sigh of relief.
In their complaint, they had stated that there is an urgent need to compare parking rates in different locations of Mega City of Ludhiana as different rates of the parking are charged by the contractors of the parking which is clearly violation of rules and regulations of the parking concept in the city.
They had further state that the PPBM members are using the parking stops of their vehicles i.e., scooters, cars daily on their arrival from different locations and are feeling great difficulty when every parking area contractor is charging different rates of every different vehicle which is a clear case of deficiency in service in Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana.
They pointed out that the PPBM members are business magnets and giving good revenue to the State of Punjab by way of GST/SGST but on the other hand they are being compelled to pay a heavy price for parking the vehicle in parking stops.
They further pointed out that despite their repeated efforts to advise the parking stop contractors of Municipal Corporation stoppage of Zone A (main location of near Municipal Corporation Ludhiana), nobody is ready to listen their genuine grievances.
They alleged that parking contractors charge the unlawful amount for the delivery of the goods in parking lots purchased by the customers and businessmen from the local market especially in main location of Municipal Corporation Zone A, Mata Rani Road, Ludhiana. Such an unlawful and unjust behaviour by the mafia contractors is intolerable by the people and local market area.
They asserted that there is a dire need to affix nominal rates of the parking of all parking stops in Mega City of Ludhiana because nobody is ready to tolerate injustice shown by contractors of the parking stops.
Further, they apprised the minister that the services available in different parking stops is very much miserable and no lightning arrangement is properly available in parking stations especially in main location of Municipal Corporation Zone A (Mata Rani Chowk) which needs to be probed.