Recently I went to Shaheed-e-Millat Road (Karachi) near Medicare Hospital. When I parked the car there a person came and said that this is charged parking area of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC). He said that Rs. 50 will is parking fees.
I said that all KMC parking area charges Rs. 20 so why you are charging more? I also asked for letter which he showed to me but there three important things missing from the letter i.e. 1. Phone number of KMC office, 2. Timing of parking, 3. Parking fees amount.
This person was also not wearing any identity card which can show that whether he is authentic person to collect fees or not.
Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar has taken very strict action against encroachment in the city in last few weeks. I wonder when he will take strict against this Parking mafia who is doing this business since many years.
I have seen thousands of complains in newspapers, social media regarding park fees issue but no easy method has been introduced to know where parking is charged, what are the timings? I recommend launching a KMC WhatsApp query number from where anyone can get information within few seconds.
Check what people tweet about this parking issue:
@ImranKhanPTI Please do something about the parking mafia operating in Karachi.They are collecting parking fees on behalf of govt. properties which is illegal and this undocumeneted money is the biggest source of terroist financing! #Karachi
— Sheikh Abid Rehmat (@Sheikhuddham) November 23, 2018
@MianSaqibNisar please take action against parking mafia.
1 time parking fees ly k slip deni chaye or wo silp pory Karachi me chalni chaye poara 1 din. lekin jaha bhi jao har jaga parking fees dena hoti he almost 5 or 6 time parking fees deni hoti he..
— khalid waleed (@khalidw799) November 23, 2018
Respectable President sahab @ArifAlvi Will you take Notice of the illegal parking fees in all over Karachi or you may tell this to @ImranIsmailPTI sahab or MNA's and MPAs to eradicate this mafia from Karachi
— Khabar Mama (@Khabarmama) September 6, 2018
Karachi mai kuch saal bad ghar mai gari khari karnay ki bhe parking fees deni hogi.
— Sameer Siddiqui (@SenatorSameer) March 13, 2018
The KMC says the KDA has no legal right to collect charged parking fees in Karachi pic.twitter.com/8pguDyqTZk
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) January 17, 2018
— Hina Safdar (@hinasafi) December 20, 2010
Can government of Sindh please release the list of contractors to media who have been awarded contracts to collect parking fees in Karachi?
— M. R@fique (@rafique_suriya) July 12, 2014
By Mubashir Mahmood. He tweets @mubashirmahmood