krishna mamidala 27 August 2023
T. Kalaiselvan, Advocate (Advocate) 28 August 2023
If the parking contract has been given by the local municipality then you can make a complaint with the authorities about the arrogant behavior of the so called owner/contractor of the parking space.
However please note that if the parking charges for first 2 hours is Rs. 20/- you cannot bargain on that, ascertain the facts and then give the complaint
Generally parking areas near public places like railway stations, government buildings etc. are awarded to contractors on a public auction basis. The auction document contains the maximum charges the successful contractor would be entitled to charge. Further, the contractor is obliged to publish such rates in the parking area at a conspicuous place.
The parking charges are typically fixed for minimum duration like 1 hour or 2 hour and thereafter charges increase as the time period increases say 6 hrs, 8 hrs or 12 hrs. Thus, even if you parked your vehicle for 15 minutes which less than minimum period you will still be liable to pay for charges applicable for minimum.
You can approach local traffic police officer or office and inquire about the approved parking charges.
Considering that Rs 20, the amount involved, is very small you need to consider whether it would be worth your while to spend time, efforts and energy in pursuing it.
Sudhir Kumar, Advocate (Advocate) 23 September 2023
you have to use RTI to see the contract conditions.
krishna mamidala 07 October 2023
Ohh yes, I know that and have paid too, I think you didn't got what I have mentioned