<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) on Tuesday announced to provide free parking facility in hospitals operating under its jurisdiction, in a bid to avoid the extra burden on patients and visitors.Leader of House in the SDMC, Shikha Rai made the announcement stating that the SDMC will stand by its earlier decision of prohibiting levy of parking fee in hospitals. “We are committed to providing free parking in hospitals & other places, and will take an appropriate action in this regard,” she said.Rai also stated that it is not appropriate to levy parking fee from general public and patients in hospitals.”The family members of the patients generally face the tension due to the nature of illness and difficulties; hence, it makes no justification to burden them with levying parking fee in the hospitals,”Rai informed.Referring to a PIL filed in the Delhi High Court, Rai said that the corporation will take an appropriate action as per the rules against persons responsible for charging parking fee in the hospitals.”The SDMC values the concern of the Hon’ble High Court in this respect and our corporation will ensure that patients and persons visiting hospitals should not be charged parking fee,” she added.”The corporation will make its stand clear before the Hon’ble Court and assure that the order of free parking in hospitals and malls will be strictly implemented,” she further added.

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No parking fee in hosps under SDMC