The Chennai Corporation will soon hold an all-party meeting to discuss measures to tackle collection of indiscriminate parking fee in commercial complexes and multiplexes in the city.

Addressing a press briefing after the council meeting on Tuesday, Mayor M. Subramanian said steps, including levying tax for the parking space, would be discussed.

This was in response to opposition leader Saidai P.Ravi's complaint that several multiplexes charged parking fee on an hourly basis. He also wanted a special team to be formed to address the issue of mosquito breeding.

Approval for strengthening the Kodambakkam Bridge at a cost of Rs.3.92 crore and suggestions on spending the prize money of Rs.1 lakh received by three Chennai schools for achieving centum pass percentage in XII and X public examinations were some of the 23 resolutions that were passed at the meeting.

Mr. Subramanian said the civic body was in the process of strengthening subways and bridges in nine locations at a total cost of Rs.3.66 crore. Furniture and materials worth Rs.2.67 crore for the upcoming offices in zone 2 and zone 5 would be obtained from the Tamil Nadu Small Industries Corporation.

On councillors' complaints about streetlights not functioning properly, he said the number of such complaints had come down. Pipeline laying work on Cemetery Road, Royapuram would be finished soon and the road would be re-laid.

Earlier, a group of Congress councillors walked out of the hall and raised slogans demanding resignation of Mr. Saidai Ravi.


MeetSeptember 24, 2010