Aizawl, Aug 5: The youth wing of opposition Mizo National Front (MNF) in a letter appealed Aizawl Municipality Council (AMC) to review parking fee imposed by the council in the state capital since recently.
The youth wing led by its president K.Vanlalvena today met AMC’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the latter office during which it submitted a written appeal to AMC asking the authority not to use new parking fee but continued with the previous rate until new parking fees are reviewed.
Expressing disappointment over the government inaction to ease problems faced by vehicle owners and drivers in the state capital, MNF youth wing said that the lone increase in parking fee would not solve the increasing problem of traffic jam in the capital.
The youth wing urged that measure should be taken by AMC to transform some junctions and fly-over bridges into road fit for plying by motor vehicles. It also asked that certain buildings that stand road side should be rented for parking lodge to reduce traffic jam in Aizawl city.
In pursuance to its statement issued earlier before, MNF youth wing re-appealed to all drivers and vehicles owners to follow the existing or old parking fee and also asked all collectors to charge parking fee based on the previous rate.
In a bid to reduce movement of traffic and traffic jam in the capital, the Aizawl Municipal Council (AMC) had hiked parking fees from July 1 as per the new regulation.
Speaking to media in a press conference earlier on June 24, Executive councilor Rosiamngheta said that the AMC has decided to hike parking fee from July 1 to reduce movement of vehicle and traffic jam in the capital. “Since we are living in the world where the culture of ‘Move the people not the Car’ is dominantly in vogue, restriction and control have to imposed on vehicles to make movement of people easier”, Rosiamngheta had said.
According to the Executive councilor, movement of traffic has been put under control by the AMC as per parking regulation. The initiative to hike parking fee is taken in order to reduce movement of vehicles within the capital and to put people at ease. The amount that accumulated from the collection of parking fees would be utilized for development of the state capital, he added.