SURAT, India: Transporters operating in Surat’s textile market area have issued legal notices to 30 textile markets, contesting their parking charges. They demand the implementation of Supreme Court rulings on parking fees, claiming the current system imposes an unfair burden on them.
The Grey Finish Delivery Contractor Welfare Association (GFDCWA) and the Surat Jila Textile Marketing Transport Labour Union, represented by a lawyer, sent the notices.
“We demand the first hour of parking to be free for all vehicles, and a single charge for frequent users,” stated Sanjay Patil, president of GFDCWA. “Additionally, the fees should be set at a reasonable level that transporters and laborers can afford.”
Patil further expressed concerns about the practice of forcing workers to use elevators while carrying goods on carts. This, he claims, reduces the amount they can transport per trip, leading to longer parking durations and consequently higher parking costs.
The legal notices highlight the transporters’ dissatisfaction with the current parking system and their desire for a more equitable solution that complies with Supreme Court guidelines. It remains to be seen how the textile markets will respond to these demands and whether any changes will be implemented.
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