Court directs Railways to monitor premium car parking at Chennai Central
The Madras High Court on Monday directed the Railways to monitor the premium car parking at Chennai Central Railway Station with its personnel, till a vendor to manage the parking is finalised.
When a petition came up for hearing before the First Bench comprising Chief Justice S.K. Kaul and Justice T.S. Sivagnanam, counsel for Railways produced a document, which stated that a contract for a parking lot to accommodate 61 cars has been awarded.
As for premium car parking to accommodate 48 cars, the tender was to be opened on June 22, he said and assured the court that the tender would be finalised in one month thereafter.
“In the meantime, we direct that qua this premium car parking, the Railways should make arrangements through their own personnel to monitor the same. The Railways can compensate itself by collecting the charges for the premium car parking. Needless to say, the concerned police authorities would render all assistance at the site,” the Bench said.
Petitioner K. Sudhan in his petition sought separate parking lots for private or owner-driven cars and further permit parking of call taxis, tourist cabs and autos only in the designated area.
He also sought to ensure that call taxis, tourist cabs, autos and other categories of commercial vehicles are not allowed to remain stationary for any reason in any part of the railway station.
The petitioner sought a direction to authorities to take action against those who illegally control the car park area.
Railways tells court that a contract for a parking lot to accommodate 61 cars has been awarded