The private parking contractors in Jammu are fleecing residents by overcharging parking fee and the poor people of Jammu who are already facing a parking crunch have no other option other than paying these exaggerated charges to get their vehicles parked.
What you need to know
Almost all of the public parking slots come under JDA or JMC with streamlined charges barring a few places like the airport for instance.
The private parking contractors have got the parking slips printed with the correct amount but they are charging double of that amount. Also, you need to know that these parkings are under the control of JDA or JMC and thus a parking necessarily needs to have the name of the contractor as well as JMC/JDA.
The streamlined charges set by JMC or JDA at most places are
For two-wheelers at Rs 5 for first two hours and then Rs 2 for every subsequent hour to the maximum limit of Rs 20.
For four-wheelers, it is Rs 10 for the first two hours, Rs 20 for three hours, Rs 30 for four hours, Rs 50 for six hours and Rs 60 for above six hours.
The problem that most people face without knowing is that the men employed by these contractors charge Rs 10 for two-wheelers and the Rs 20 for cars even if the vehicle is parked in the lot for even a minute. Also, they never give parking slips unless asked for it. Here is the proof:
What is your role in this
If at all a parking slip is given to you, take it at the time of parking, asking the guy to write the time. You would notice that they would almost always write things on top of the slip in a way that hides the correct charges.
Check the correct prices on the slip. You would always see the above mentioned prices of Rs 5 and Rs 10 for the first two hours. Do not hesitate to take up the issue with the parking guy. They will agree if you got them to write the time in the first place. If someone does try and overcharge you forcibly or making excuses, you just give U4UVoice a call and we would see that the matter is resolved with either JDA or JMC.
You need to know that the contract of the contractor can be revoked for these malpractices.