GUWAHATI, March 3 � The Gauhati High Court has stayed the February 22 order of the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) Commissioner that terminated �all previous engagements for collection of parking fees� with immediate effect.
Justice AK Goswami of the High Court in a recent order in case number WP ( C ) 890/2012, however, made it clear that the GMC authorities are permitted to proceed in accordance with law to make regular settlement in terms of the provisions of the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (Lease of Parking Places and Markets) Bye Laws, 2009.
The Court has also asked the petitioners, who have been managing the two/four wheeler parking places as per the GMC order dated September 29, 2010, on temporary basis, are to strictly abide by the terms and conditions of the engagement orders and they shall also cooperate in the demarcation of the parking places.
The GMC engaged people to manage the two/four wheeler parking places with its September 29, 2010 order. The order slapped certain terms and conditions, including the area of operation of these lessees. But the GMC terminated all these arrangements with its February 22, 2012 order �till the same (parking place) is settled as per the provisions of the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (Lease of Parking Places and Markets) Bye Laws, 2009�.
Eleven of the lessees had moved the High Court challenging the February 22 order of the Municipal Corporation.
The High Court has served notice of motion on the respondents which are returnable on March 12, 2012. Case will be listed for further hearing on March 12.