Noida authority issued a show cause notice to the contractor of parking for carelessness in hiting people. Regarding a case of Noida sector 18 in which a parking attandent driven a car over a pregnent lady and she died in way to hospital.
The woman and her husband were returning to their car when she was hit by an errant parking attendant.
The contractor allegedly hired the attendant who did not have a driving licence and is ineligible, as per the norms.
The accident that took place in city’s biggest commercial hub — Sector 18 — exposed the iresposible were the Noida authority officials who allegedly do not enforce rules properly.
“We have issued a notice to the contractor Shobit Sharma, directing him to provide details about the parking attendant. He is directed to provide details such as driving licence, revenue collection register and the period the attendant has been working with him. We have issued him a notice as to why we should not take action against him,” RK Mishra, additional chief executive officer of the Noida authority, said.
The Noida authority had allowed parking at 41 sites.
by giving licences to private agencies that charge ₹20 as fee for 13 hours and ensure parking within the area earmarked for them by the authority.
Overcharging, misbehaviour and violation of norms by parking attendants and contractors are common at these 41 sites, as the authority hardly takes the steps required to fix things.
In most of the parking lots, the attendants overcharge and also occupy more space than is allotted to them to run parking lots.
“In 2013, while giving parking licences to contractors, the authority had claimed that all parking attendants will wear a uniform and issue parking slips through hand-held devices. The authority had also assured the public that the contractors will also hire parking attendants after running proper background checks on them through police verification. But many parking attendants do not know how to behave with the motorists,” Atul Thakur, a social activist, said.
The authority officials said that now that they are coming up with the new policy, most of the issues what Visitors were facing will be Our priority and that will be addressed.