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Prahlada Modi said – When my car is not parked in the airport premises, why should I be charged for the parking. (File photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s elder brother Prahlada Modi lashed out at the airport staff-officers over the parking charge at Sardar Patel Airport in Ahmedabad. The dispute took place on Tuesday evening when they reached Ahmedabad from Haridwar and the parking staff demanded a car parking charge (Rs 90) from them.
There was a car parked outside the airport complex
Prahlad Modi’s argument was that when my car was not parked in the airport premises, why would I be charged for the parking charge? He said, the driver with the car was waiting for me on the road outside the airport. Despite this, the staff reached there and started asking for a parking charge. When there was a dispute, some officials of the airport management reached the spot and told Prahlada Modi to go after stating the mistake of the employees.
Adani group hoarding outside Ahmedabad airport.
Employee threatened to seize the car
Prahlada Modi said that I was coming out of the terminal and walking towards my car. But the parking staff rushed to where my driver was standing with the car. When I told the employees that the car was not parked in the premises then how was the charge. So he said that every vehicle that comes here is charged a parking charge, whether the vehicle is in the parking lot or not. Not only this, the employee even told them that their car would be confiscated if the parking charge was not given.
The first free parking was
Let me tell you that, after taking over the Ahmedabad airport, Adani Group has also laid siege to the open ground outside the terminal. It also arranges for the vehicles entering the airport premises with computerized entry to scan and re-charge the parking charge on exit. Whereas, earlier there was free parking in the ground in front of Terminal Buildings T-1 and T-2, which has now been scrapped.
Adani Group has got responsibility for three airports
It is to be noted that the Ministry of Civil Aviation has signed an MoU with Adani Group with Ahmedabad International Airport Limited, Adani Lucknow International Airport Limited and Adani Mangaluru International Airport Limited. The Adani Group has been assigned the responsibility of these three airports for 50 years.