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HC stay on MCC order: Malls in Mysuru resume collecting parking fee for vehicles

Mysuru, May 31:- Few months after MCC ordered to stop collection of parking fee for vehicles in the city; the shopping malls have again resumed collecting parking fee for vehicles parked at their premises following an order from Karnataka High Court.

The Mysore City Corporation (MCC) in November 2017 passed an order making it mandatory for business establishments including shopping malls and commercial complexes to stop collecting parking fee for both two and four-wheelers. But the promoters of the mall had moved the High Court against MCC’s order and the court put a stay on it.

Following this, two prominent malls in the city have begun collecting parking fee and are collecting Rs 20 for two-wheelers and Rs 40 for cars for the first three hours of parking and for the every additional hour Rs 10 will be charged for 2-wheeler and 4-wheelers.

A notice put up at the B M Habitat Mall in the city stated, “Patron, Please note that parking facility is maintained at this mall for the convenience of the users of the mall on payable basis. We are charging a very nominal fee that is used to maintain the parking in terms of space, manpower and utilities. In this regard a petition was filed under Article 226 and 227 of the Constitution of India.”

It is also mentioned that no card payment/paytm transfer is accepted for payment of parking fee.

The malls have put up a notice at the parking area informing the visitors to pay for parking their vehicle as per the high court order. –(KK)

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