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BMC cuts off sewage lines of tax defaulters

In 2020-21, BMC had set a target to collect property tax of INR 5,200 crores, however, it has so far collected INR 4,536 crores.

BMC cuts off sewage lines of tax defaulters
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On Tuesday, March 30, Mumbai’s civic body, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) disconnected sewage lines of four properties of owners who have defaulted on paying property tax.

Even though the civic body usually disconnects water lines of buildings owned by property tax defaulters, the authorities have stated that dues of around INR 8.7 crores were pending of a hotel in the K-West ward.

According to reports, in 2020-21, BMC had set a target to collect property tax of INR 5,200 crores, however, it has so far collected INR 4,536 crores.

On the other hand, the Mumbai Parking Authority is reportedly planning to work on the parking areas across the city in order to improve the parking infrastructure. Moreover, in order to make it a collaborative process, the BMC has planned a consultative process wherein citizens have been asked to share their inputs regarding the same on a form on the official website of the civic body.

The form further provides the option of three languages to select from, namely, English, Hindi and Marathi, through which the user can answer an array of multiple-choice questions regarding parking areas.

Meanwhile, the BMC has been taking strict action against people parking in the no parking zone. Moreover, the traffic police department has also declared a 24-hour ‘no parking’ for heavy vehicles, including luxury buses, in the jurisdictions of eight police stations in South Mumbai, including MRA Marg, Cuffe Parade, Colaba, Azad Maidan, Marine Drive, LT Marg and VP Road.

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