Hyderabad: Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has slapped a fine of Rs 50,000 on Pavani Prestige Complex in Ameerpet for misusing parking areas of a commercial building.

"It has come to the notice that you are leasing/misusing the parking area of a commercial building. Therefore exercising powers under section 24 and 28 of Telangana Apartments Act and Rules, 1987 the offence is compounded with an amount of Rs 50,000,' said EVDM in its challan.

Similarly, Ahuja Estates in Abids was fined Rs 50,000 for charging a parking fee on April 29.

On March 20, 2018, the Telangana government issued an order to regulate parking fees in all commercial establishments.

According to the rules, for parking up to 30 minutes, no fee should be collected. For parking up to an hour, fees can and cannot be charged. It depends on whether the customer produces a bill of shopping done at the commercial establishment during this period.

For a parking duration of more than one hour, the service can be free if the customer produces a bill or a movie ticket.

Further, the parking ticket should be handed over to the customer even if the fee is not applicable. If the fee has been collected, a 'paid' stamp should be marked. And if not, 'exempted' should be stamped and handed over to the customer duly with the signature of in-charge.

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