Dasara Bonanza, GHMC's Tax Relief to Poor in City

Published: 16th October 2015 03:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th October 2015 03:54 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: It is good news for the small-scale property holders in the city. The government has decided reduce the burden of denizens, who have been paying below Rs 1,200 as property tax to a token amount of Rs 101 here Thursday.

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has in principle agreed to ease the burden of small scale property holders by reducing the tax to a paltry Rs 101. This would benefit about five lakh households in the city, sources said. KCR has directed the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) officials to work out the financial viability of the proposal before arriving at a final decision.

Though there had been a proposal to waive off the property tax of marginalised sections, the decision taken in the run up for GHMC elections, came as a surprise for many.

Stressing on the need to curb illegal constructions, he directed the GHMC officials to work out a strategy to stop unauthorised constructions.

The CM suggested to set up a special flying squad wing directly under  GHMC special officer Somesh Kumar for the purpose.He also reviewed the development works undertaken in the city.

Reviewing the development works undertaken by GHMC in the City Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao asked the officials to undertake road repairs works on a war footing within 10 days and complete them within a month. The government has earmarked Rs 500 crores for the purpose.

“Many roads in the city have been damaged due to rains and they need to be repaired. A list of such roads should be prepared immediately and online tenders called within a timeframe,” he directed the officials.

At places where Metro Rail works are going on, the GHMC officials should consult the officials concerned and repairs the roads without disturbing the works. Modern technology should be used to ensure better durability for roads, the chief minister said.

He gave instructions to blacktop 1,000 kms of bylanes and convert 400 Kms of bylanes to white top roads.

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