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Posted at: Feb 12, 2018, 1:08 AM; last updated: Feb 12, 2018, 1:08 AM (IST)

RTI activist questions BDA over parking on Mall Road

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, February 11

City resident and RTI activist Sanjiv Goyal has raised an allegation that the Bathinda Development Authority’s (BDA) parking on the Mall Road is going on illegally.

He has said that the BDA had given government school land on the Mall Road for temporary parking for three months.

The parking contract got over on September 30, 2017 but with connivance of BDA officials, the contractor is running the parking lot without any contract and is also collecting money from residents, which is illegal as per norms, he added.

Sanjiv Goyal had lodged a complaint regarding this with BDA’s senior officials and had demanded strict action against the contractor.

The BDA had planned to construct a multi-storey parking lot on the government primary school land. Even Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal laid a foundation stone on November 8, 2016, but PUDA rejected the single tender it got for the project.

Later, seeing the parking problem in the market, the BDA had started temporary parking on this land so that people coming to the market don’t face problems.

On June 28, 2017, the BDA had given the land for parking for a three-month contract through open bidding.

Strict action

  • He said that the BDA had given government school land on the Mall Road for temporary parking for three months. 
  • Sanjiv Goyal had lodged a complaint regarding this with BDA’s senior officials and had demanded strict action against the contractor. 
  • The BDA had planned to construct a multi-storey parking lot on the government primary school land. Even Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal laid a foundation stone.

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