Mysuru: The officials of the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) yesterday locked up 20 shops operating in cellar and also raided a Mall and closed the counter for collecting parking fee.
The shops were locked by the MCC as they were conducting business in the cellar reserved for parking as mentioned in the plan. The raids were led by MCC Zone-6 Assistant Commissioner Veena.
The MCC, on Nov. 27, made it mandatory for all commercial establishments in city to stop charging parking fee and provide parking facilities. The Civic Body had also asked commercial establishments to provide parking facility for its customers in the cellar as mentioned in the plan during construction.
The MCC team, which began its operation at K.T. Street, inspected the cellars of various commercial complexes and found that more than 10 shops in the cellars were given on rent for business purposes. The MCC officials immediately instructed their staff to lock up the shops.
The team then conducted inspection of shops in MCC Wards 35 and 37 and locked up six shops in the cellar. The shops in the cellar were rented out to a garment shop, garage, electrical spares among others.
Meanwhile, MCC Zone-4 Assistant Commissioner Priyadarshini, who led a team of officials and raided Habitat Mall in Jayalakshmipuram, found that parking fee was being collected there and closed the parking office. The officials warned against collecting parking fee from its customers.