Saturday, August 24, 2019

AAI draws up parking offenders’ list

Calcutta airport is drawing up a list of habitual parking offenders — the “VIP vehicles” that are parked in front of the terminal building much longer than the stipulated time.

The airport authorities are planning to write to the departments to which these vehicles belong with an plea to change their habits.

The airport authorities are now maintaining a register that mentions vehicles that flout parking norms along with their registration numbers and the departments or government agencies they belong to.

Government and other vehicles belonging to the VIPs are authorised to be parked for free either at the parking lot or the designated place but not in front of the terminal building.

But, Metro has reported several times in the past how the government vehicles and those belonging to some VIPs flout rules and remain parked in front of both the departure and arrival terminals. Some even remain parked for hours. Passengers often complain of inconvenience, specially those in wheelchairs, because these vehicles block their ways.
“We are preparing a list of these vehicles every day. We will be writing to the departments concerned stating how these vehicles flout the rules and request the officials to ensure this does not happen. The marshals deployed by the contractor who operate the parking lot ask the drivers or those in the car to move the vehicles but they don’t listen. The marshals are also scared of slapping fines on these vehicles,” said airport director Kaushik Bhattacharya.
24/08/19 Telegraph

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