Belgaum city has only TWO Authorized Parking lots in the city corporation limits where a parking fee is collected. They are the Bapat Galli car parking and the Angol Naka opposite Big Bazar.
The parking fees for both the parking lots is the same; Rs.5 for two wheelers and Rs.10 for Four wheelers for a duration of THREE hours.
This was disclosed by RTI activist Ajit Patil. He was shocked to get a Rs.10 parking ticket at Angol Naka and hence had filed a RTI application. The Copies of the order of issuance of rights of parking mention the same prices.
We had made a story earlier Shell out Rs.10 for parking near Big Bazaar Belgaum – When Shivnanad parked his two wheeler a fellow runs upto him and hands over a receipt on which City Corporation Belgaum is mentioned and he demands Rs.10 as parking fee.
When asked Why Rs.10 and for how much time, the person incharge said “This is for 24 hours”.
The Car parking at Bapat Galli now is under a new contractor recently and hence we have not yet got the new contract order copy of the same, but the Order copy made in August 2013 for Angol Naka must be similar and hence the charges must also be the same Ajit opined.