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Illegal parking fees: BMC issues showcause notice to Bhawani Mall

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday issued a show-cause notice to Bhawani Mall in Saheed Nagar for illegally charging parking fees from visitors.

The enforcement team has seized two parking fee collection machines at Bhawani Mall in Saheed Nagar for illegally collecting fees for off-street parking.

“It has come to the notice of the undersigned that parking fees was charged from visitors to BMC-Bhawani Mall on dated 18.10.2019 even after issue and service of Notice under reference on you to stop illegal charging of parking fees in the mandatory off-street parking area inside Mall from the visitors,” said the show-cause notice.

This amounts to gross violation of instructions of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation, it said.

“You are called upon show cause within 3 days as to why suitable action, as deemed proper under rules, shall not be taken against you for the above mentioned violation on your part,” it said.

“If no show cause is submitted within the stipulated period, it will be assumed that you have nothing to show cause and action as deemed proper under rules shall be taken against you without any further correspondence,” the BMC notice said.