Hyderabad: RTA, autobus stations ‘pocketing’ parking space fixed charge for seized vehicles
Hyderabad: Though there is no such government request for food or refreshment to pick up parking space fixed charge from the proprietor someone who owns a business of the seized vehicles while collecting their vehicles from RTA offices, the TSRTC autobus depots and not the same parking space stations in the urban center continue to earn their own rules and pick up parking space fees from the commuters.
Citizens have got been raising objections over the accumulation of parking space charges as they are allegedly forced to outer layer of nuts or fruits out Rs 20 to Rs 50 per solar day depending on the conveyance that has been seized by the officials.
Anil Kant, a living in a particular place of L B Nagar said that he was asked to give money in exchange for goods or services the parking space charges when he went to pick up his motorbike at the RTA workplace. “I was asked to pay Rs 150 at Rs 50 per day when I went to collect my two-wheeler from Nagole RTA office after three days. When I asked them why they were collecting the amount, I was forced to pay the amount without getting any reply from them.”
Meanwhile, the owners whose vehicles were seized and parked during conveyance checking near police stations tell that they are not charged any parking space fixed charge. After producing all the documents, the police officer hands over the conveyance to them, but the RTA and autobus depots are charging hefty amounts to the conveyance owners.
Telangana State Auto and Motor Vehicle Association General secretarial assistant, M Dayanand said that once the owners conveyance or pushcart is seized, it is shifted to any RTA workplace, autobus stations and also some personal parking space stations who areengaged over the component part of parking space seized vehicles. “When the owner goes to collect the vehicle, these parking stations charge them Rs 50 for each day. When the owner fails to collect the vehicle in few days, the owner is forced to shell out hundreds of rupees just for parking,” he added.
“There is no rule for charging parking fees for vehicles parked at government offices. The vehicles parked at police stations are not being charged, the why are the same rules not being implemented at RTA offices and TSRTC bus depots,” he mooted.
Shaik Faisal said, “Our pushcarts are seized for petty cases. At times we are not in a position to collect them on time and are forced to pay Rs 50 per day per day which is not affordable by the daily vendor. I was asked to pay Rs 550 for not collecting my vehicle for two weeks,” he added.