Dwarka: Nidhi Gupta, a member of Seniors Hub Dwarka, a social organisation and a known face in social activism was recently caught in a shocking situation where parking employees in sector 6 market misbehaved with her family. Now, she has written a letter to the authorities concerned such as Delhi LG, DCP Dwarka and DCP South West to take the subject of misbehaviour by public employees into concern and take necessary action.
Nidhi was on her way to a restaurant at Sector 6 market with her family to have a good weekend on Saturday, April 24, 22 when she was stopped by two parking employees. Recalling the incident, she says, “It was around 9 pm, I was visiting the market with my family for dinner. Two men holding parking slips stopped us and asked where were we going in the market. Although it was unusual, we simply conveyed that we were going to Berco's restaurant, after which they demanded Rs.50.00 (restaurant charges) in addition to Rs. 60.00 (Parking Fee) which had to be paid at the Entry itself."
She continues, “We asked them why is it required to pay the amount right at the entry and the reason for this high amount. Then, they started raising their voice and two more people joined them and covered our car. We told them Rs 20.00 is the charge per hour as per the slip and which is to be paid at the Exit. They stopped our vehicle and continued to argue. My husband even told them that my wife's foot is injured and they should not behave like that. It turned into a heated argument and my 15-year-old son also got scared as all of them were shouting. Their behaviour is not acceptable."
Nidhi mentions that the men who had stopped her car gave senseless excuses for overcharging them. One of them even said, "Dinner karne aaye ho toh humein kya faayda. Is this the way to talk to residents?" she asks. She says that during the argument, more people from the market entered the scene and tried to defend the overcharging that further fuelled their voices.
As gathered, more incidents related to misbehaviour by parking employees have been reported in the sector 6 market. Nidhi Gupta has written to the authorities concerned raising this issue.
"I hope some action is taken soon on this issue to help the community," says Nidhi.