Saturday, May 27, 2017

MIA parking contractor fined for fleecing public

Mangaluru: The Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) has cracked the whip on the parking contractor for violating contract conditions and fleecing the public who drop off and pick up passengers.
The MIA chose to monitor the parking services following several complaints from the public, especially about a parking fee being charged even though vehicles that came to drop or pick up passengers exited the airport premises within seven minutes. The MIA charges Rs 60 for vehicles that don't exit the premises within seven minutes of entry from the toll gate.
MIA airport director VV Rao said he set up a permanent committee to monitor deficiencies at the airport and suggest changes. On Thursday, a major glitch found was synchronization error of three minutes at the entry and exit clocks which meant that the parking contractor was charging vehicles for staying inside the premises for just four minutes.
The contractor has been heavily fined and warned that his contract would be recommended for cancellation if it occurred again.
26/05/17 Stanley Pinto/Times of India