New Delhi: Acting on a Delhi High Court judgement, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation on Wednesday decided to undertake registration and licensing of cycle-rickshaws.A proposal to this effect was passed at a meeting of the Standing Committee in New Delhi.
“The fee for registration of cycle rickshaw is Rs 400 for five years, parking fee at Rs 300 to be paid once and license fee of Rs 50 per annum,” Deputy Chairman of the Standing Committee, Vijay Prakash Pandey said.
“The registration of non-motorised vehicles has to be done in compliance of the High Court order and this task will now be done,” he said.
The dispute over the Civic Center building, which currently houses the offices of both North and South Corporation, was raised once again at the meeting.
While the South Corporation is demanding the income from rent and taxes of the building, which approximately amounts to Rs 600 crore, be divided, the North Corporation is claiming its jurisdiction over the property in its zone.
“We have explained our stand to the Delhi government and are waiting for the reply,” NDMC Commissioner PK Gupta said. Chairman of the Standing Committee Yogendra Singh Chandolia, however, reiterated the North Corporation’s stand that the money should not be divided.
“The building comes under North Corporation and hence we should receive Rs 600 crore. We will meet the chief minister on the issue,” Chandolia added.
Earlier, Leader of the Opposition Mukesh Goyal raised the issue of unauthorised hoarding and parking in North Corporation zones, taking objection to the reply sent to him by the advertising department.