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Old 25th January 2011, 10:19   #1
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Arrow New cars to cost more in Delhi - MCD plans parking fee hike

Today's newspapers carried an article about MCD hiking (in fact boosting with rocket fuel is more like it) the parking fee which a buyer has to pay while registering his vehicle.

For cars costing between 4 and 10 lakhs the parking fee is to be raised from 4k to 10k. For cars above 10 lakh it will be 20k.

Coming on the heels of hikes in fuel prices and steep increase in road tax (courtsey CWG), owning and driving a vehicle in Delhi is becoming an increasingly costly affair.

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Old 25th January 2011, 10:59   #2
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Personally I think Delhi/ NCR have had a long holiday as compared to chaps in Bombay/ Thane/ Karnataka etc and it is about time this came to an end.

Cost of vehicles is less. Cost of Fuel etc is also less. Taxes, Excise etc are also at lower rates.

Why should there be a difference in pricing between the Union Territories and the rest of India?

Ideally there should be a parity in pricing for vehicles as well as fuel across the country - One India - One Price should be the norm as is the case with all other consumer goods - be they branded foodstuffs, groceries or apparel or whatever - everything is subject to an MRP law in this country, except vehicles, fuel and so on.

Unless this kind of parity comes in, it will always remain unfairly skewed in favour of some state or other.

The move to levy a Parking Charge/ Congestion charge is a good one and should be followed by other cities/ states too, to reduce the load and encourage people to use public transportation more often. However, before the rule comes in, the other cities and states should accelerate and make available, alternate means of safe, good quality transportation for the public.

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Old 25th January 2011, 11:13   #3
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Considering how MCD works and the quality of roads, I'd rather want all my road tax, parking tax refunded. they can keep the registration charges upkeep of vehicle records.

this hike in parking tax is only going to go into salary hikes for councilmen.
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