Chief Councillor Borang reviews parking-related issues

PASIGHAT, 2 Jun: A review meeting was held under the chairmanship of Pasighat Municipal Council (PMC) Chief Councillor Okiam Moyong Borang recently at the PMC conference hall on implementation of parking charges in the market area.

Borang informed the house that “according to the Adi Bane Kebang Youth Wing (ABKYW), parking charges can be levied only from four designated parking lots in the town and parking shall be rendered free from 31st August, 2021 onwards.”

At present, Rs 10 and Rs 20 are being charged for two-wheelers and four-wheelers at Pasighat.

“Parking as a source of revenue generation has been duly delegated to the urban local bodies of Arunachal Pradesh by the state government under the provisions of the Arunachal Pradesh Municipal Act, 2007. The PMC holds the right to frame and regulate levy of user charge on parking,” stated Borang while adding that “parking-related issues raised by the ABKYW is hampering parking fee collection and revenue generation capacity of the PMC.”

She sought a constructive solution from the attending members to streamline the parking system at the Pasighat market square vis-à-vis to realize revenue of the urban local body for sustenance.

After a threadbare discussion, the house resolved that the decisions adopted in the meeting held previously on 10 May under the chairmanship of the ADC (Hq) should stand unless otherwise reviewed on exigency in consultation with stakeholders of the city.

The M/s ZM Enterprises would conduct a training and sensitization programme for parking attendants for orderly parking system and ensure safety and security of parked vehicles.

A consultative meeting with representatives from all the NGOs, CBOs, PMA, students’ bodies, women groups, transport federation, etc would be convened a month prior to the expiry of the present tender work on parking to draw constructive feedback and review the existing parking charges.

The PMC would enhance the existing facilities at parking lots, including upgrading the unpaved available space to concrete cement carpeting/ sand gravel filling for the convenience of the citizens and would explore more available pockets for development of parking lots across the town.

The meeting was attended by PMC Executive Engineer Kipa Gagung, all the councillors and officers of PMC, PRI representatives of Bogong-I & II and Pasighat Market Association, members of Bogong Banggo and other stakeholders, including members of political parties. (DIPRO)