Tuesday, November 10, 2015
By Manoj Kumawat
Buying car in Delhi to get costlier
The prices of cars and SUVs in the national capital will rise as the North Delhi Municipal Corporation today passed a proposal for revision of one time parking charges. Standing Committee of NDMC today passed the proposal for revision of one time parking fee that is charged at the time of registration of vehicles. The passed proposal will push prices of cars and high end non commercial vehicles by Rs 6,000 to over Rs 6 lakh. The prices of commercial vehicles will be raised by Rs 9500 to Rs 36000.
Auto rickshaw, e-rickshaw, two wheelers and taxi will be exempted from the one time parking charge, said Mohan Bhardwaj, Chairman of NDMC Standing Committee. South and East Delhi Municipal Corporations have yet to pass proposals for revision of one time parking charge. The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) today passed a proposal in its Standing Committee meeting exempting e-rickshaw and e-carts from one time parking charge. The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) today passed a proposal in its Standing Committee meeting exempting e-rickshaw and e-carts from one time parking charge. The three MCDs receive 95 per cent of the one time parking charge revenue from Delhi Government's Transport department. The move is aimed at generating revenue and addressing the concerns regarding pollution due to growing number of vehicles in the city, Bhardwaj said.
According to studies, Delhi has about 7.5 million cars with about 1,200 more being added every day. The one time parking rates were revised last time in 2004. The Congress councilors opposed the move to revise the one time parking charge during the Standing Committee meeting. Leader of Opposition and party councilor in the NDMC House Mukesh Goel condemned the move as a "tax burden" on the people. "We strongly oppose the proposal for increasing one time parking charge as it will be a financial burden on the people and add to price rise due to increased cost of commercial vehicles," Goel said.
Courtesy: Economic Times