Noida: Noida Authority has cancelled the tenders of all the 60 parking lots in the Noida City on Monday, May 23, 2022. New tenders will be issued to agencies to hire new attendants. Thus, providing better facilities to residents than before.
Residents of Noida had been complaining over the last few months regarding the overcharging and harassment by the parking attendants. The residents were constantly complaining to the authorities for taking action against the contractors responsible for hiring parking attendants.
As gathered, new contractors are expected to be selected in a month or two. In the meantime, the Authority has directed the contractors to manage the parking surface until others are appointed.
Ritu Maheswari, the CEO of Noida, in a statement, says, "We have cancelled the tenders allowing new contractors to take over. We took this decision after we received complaints against contractors managing the surface parking lots."
We talked to a few residents from Noida to understand this problem better.
Brajesh Sharma, a sector-78 resident says, "Law and order seem to have gone for a toss. There is a monopoly of parking attendants who overcharge residents during weekends. The parking attendants don't give us slips and there are no investigations from the Noida Authority ever. They are taking action now after so many complaints. Authorities should send their officials in civil dresses to check whether attendants are doing their job properly."
Rajeev Sharma, RWA president sector 62 says, "Parking attendants misbehave with residents. Sometimes, they remain absent when a resident wants to take their car out of the parking. This is the reason for arguments."
The parking sites are located underground in Sectors 16A, 1, 3 and 5 where charges for the parking are Rs 20 for the first two hours, and then Rs 10 per hour after that. The maximum tariff is Rs 80 at these facilities. Two-wheelers are required to pay Rs 10 for the first two hours, and Rs. 5 per hour thereafter, with a maximum cap of Rs 40.
In the parking located beside Multi-level car parking (MLCP) facilities in Sector 18, car users pay Rs. 30 for the first two hours, and Rs. 10 per hour for additional time. Two-wheelers pay ₹10 for the first two hours, and then Rs. 5 per hour and in 38A car users requires to pay Rs. 30 for the first two hours, and Rs. 10 per hour for additional time. Two-wheelers pay Rs. 10 for the first two hours, and then Rs. 5 per hour.