BATHINDA: The Municipal Corporation of Bathinda is ready to provide free parking for the city residents at all MCB parking lots. Recently, it cancelled eight parking contracts because of a high number of complaints related to overcharging by the contractors.
In a general house meeting of MCB, the proposal to provide free parking to the residents was given a nod. In the meeting, councillors alleged that parking contractors were fleecing commuters, whereas the MCB was not taking any action against them.
The parking lots which will be free for residents are at Medicine Market near the railway station, fish market, Gandhi Market, Goll Diggi Market, Subhash Market, water tank parking, sports market and Arya Samaj Chowk.
Balwant Rai Nath, Mayor of Bathinda said, as they were getting many complaints regarding overcharging, they had decided to cancel all parking contracts and make parking free for residents.