NDMC proposes 3 per cent hike in property tax
They may also need to shell out more money for parking in localities under the jurisdiction of NDMC with the budget for 2013-14 coming up with a proposal for a new parking fee regime of hourly billing system in place of the existing one.
The new budget also has provisions for setting up a medical college, the first by a civic body in the capital, a Mahila Haat to encourage women entrepreneurs and 2,000 car parking lots.
Reacting to the budget proposals, Leader of House of North Municipal Corporation, Mahender Nagpal (BJP) said the proposal to increase property tax will not be passed by the civic body as his party had promised in its manifesto.
Unveiling budget proposals for 2013-14, NDMC Commissioner P K Gupta said the three per cent hike in property tax will result in an extra income of Rs 200 crore in the next fiscal and justified the measure noting that there was no increase in this regard since 2003-04.
He said the Municipal Evaluation Committee had suggested increase in tax and valuation of property.
"The value of the property, vacant or constructed buildings, should be increased as it was last hiked in 2003," Gupta said.
According to the budget proposals, residential properties in A and B category colonies have been increased to 15 per cent from 12
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