Court issues interim order in favour of KMC regarding parking fees at commercial businessesThe Patan High Court issued the order on Monday in favour of the metropolis’ July 26 law that prohibited commercial business operators from charging parking fees from their customers.
The Patan High Court on Monday issued an interim order in favour of Kathmandu Metropolitan City’s decision to exempt service seekers from parking fees at commercial businesses.
The court had earlier issued an interlocutory interim order against the KMC’s July 26 order passed during the 13th Municipal Assembly that prohibited commercial business operators from charging parking fees from their customers.
The metropolis in its order has stated that commercial business operators, including shopping malls, eateries and hospitals among service providers, would be prosecuted if they were found collecting parking fees from their customers.
A division bench of acting Chief Judge Mahesh Sharma Paudel and Judge Ramesh Dhakal issued the interim order by making some changes in the earlier interlocutory interim order.
With the issuance of the order, service seekers will not have to pay the parking fee at commercial buildings. While those who do not use the service there but only use the space to park their vehicles will be liable for the parking fee.