Post flak, Rs 1K fine put on hold at Chandigarh Railway Station
Facing flak from public over charging of Rs 1,000 as deterrent penalty from vehicle owners as part of the new pick up and drop off system introduced at the Chandigarh Railway Station, the authorities have decided to put the levy on hold. There will, however, be no change in the rest of the system.
The authorities will hold a review on whether to withdraw or reduce the Rs 1,000 fine in a bid to provide some relief to vehicle owners staying beyond 30 minutes after taking the drop-off ticket.
Hari Mohan, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager, Ambala Division, said the fine had been incorporated into the pick up-drop off system to discourage taxi drivers, who kept commercial vehicles parked at the railway station for long periods, causing unnecessary chaos and inconvenience to passengers at the railway station.