Delhi Maintenance and Management of Parking Places (Draft Amendment) Rules, 2022
The Transport Department of Delhi vide its notification dated 17th March 2022, has published the Delhi Maintenance and Management of Parking Places ( Draft Amendment) Rules, 2022 to further amend the Delhi Maintenance and Management of Parking Places Rules, 2019. The Amendment is brought under rule 16 which deals with towing chargers in which the following second proviso has been inserted: Provided that the Commissioner of Transport may waive off/reduce the parking/custody charges by general or specific order in respect of the categories of vehicles mentioned in Rule 16. As per rule 16, if a vehicle is parked at a place where the parking is legally prohibited or found committing a violation of any provision of MV Act, 1988 and rules thereof and the vehicle is removed by a towing service or impounded, as the case may be, the towing charges including the cost of manpower and the parking /custody charges for the impounded vehicle. Provided that the charges for safe custody of the vehicle beyond seven days shall be twice the above amount. In case, the impounded/ towed away vehicle is not got released within a period of ninety days, a notice of fifteen days shall be served to the registered owner as per the recorded address in the registration certificate to get the vehicle released within fifteen days. If the registered owner fails to get the vehicle released within the period of notice, such vehicle shall be put to public auction by the impounding/ towing agency.