Re: A Day-light EXTORTION at Pay & Park
- Dear Chetan,This has to be stopped, by the AMC, MCGM of that Ward.Similar thing was happening outside K West Ward Office, Paliram Path, Andheri West.The guys were non challantly charging Rs.10 flat, just outside the MCGM building.Only after we made a fair noise did the contractor revert to permissible charges.On the other hand, some contractors charge Rs.10 for full day at DN Road area to known 'customers' without receipt.Then outside Fine Arts Society, Chembur, the guys take Rs.30 for three hours, without receipt, etc.Basically, these fellows want to make their quota by hook or by crook.After getting the pay and park contract by auction, they need to make money because they have to share everywhere.As usual, we get the wrong end.Jagdeep+91 98 6922 7148
>>>On 10/1/07, Chetan Bordawekar <bordawekar.chetan@...> wrote:
On Saturday (29.09.2007) at 5.00 p.m., I parked my car in the
Pay & Park Slot near Khodadad Circle (Dadar T.T), Mumbai. The slot
located under Dadar.T.T. Flyover, first from Khodadad Circle side. After
parking my car, I asked attendant (Contractor: R.T.Corporation) to give me a
Pay & Park slip, mentioning arrival time. He very rudely refused & asked me
whether I was parking first time in Mumbai. As I was in a hurry to attend
meeting, without arguing, I just told him that I have parked my car 5.00 p.m.
& I left the place. When I returned to Parking Slot at 5.35 p.m. to pick up
my car, I found the Parking attendant harrasing a lady driver. When I asked
her, she told me that she parked her car for just 15 minutes & parking
attendant was demading Rs.20/- instead of Rs.5/-. I also saw that he was not
allowing that lady to move her car unless she paid Rs.20/-. Later he turned
to me & demanded Rs.20/- for 35 minutes of parking & else he won't allow my
car to move out. I threatened him that I would call Police if he tries to
EXTORT money. Then only his voice came down. He also warned me that he won't
allow my car next time & my car number is black-listed.
Who are these attendants to Black-list my car? Which Rule of
BMC state that one should pay any amount as demanded by attendant, not
as per Parking slip? I didn't complain it to BMC as previous
experience has made me realised that BMC always defend these Pay &
Park Contractors. I demand strict action against these attendants &
R.T.Corporation for extorting money from Car Owners.
Thanks & Regards
- Why don't you write a stern letter explaining the entire details, to the RTO, copy to Hon. Home Minister RR Patil and other concerned authorities in the BMC. This will definitely have the required effect.
C R Ramakrishnan
[Well, both the letters were published in DNA on Tuesday, Oct 2. Vinay]