It’s raining big notes for  GHMC, water board

GHMC, water board and power utilities netted a total Rs 150 crore towards payment of property tax.

Published: 12th November 2016 01:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th November 2016 05:58 AM   |  A+A-


People queue up at Greenlands eSeva centres to pay utility bills with old notes in Hyderbad on Friday | R SATISH BABU

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: GHMC, water board and power utilities netted a total Rs 150 crore on Friday towards payment of property tax, power bills and water bills on a single day.

The decision of the Centre to accept the demonetised notes of  Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes for payment of the bills of these three wings have made them richer.

The three departments, which are facing shortage of funds, got a major reprieve with the collections they received on Friday.
The good news for these three departments is that they can expect similar collections for the next three days as the government has permitted them to  accept the demonetised notes till November 14.  

CENTRE’S move to accept old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes for making payments towards utility charges for water,  electricity, taxes, fees and penalties payable to government departments including municipal and local bodies  fetched record revenues on a single day.

As against Rs 2-3 crore collections on Thursday by Telangana Southern  Power Distribution Company Limited (TSSPDCL), Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and  Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB), the three departments together  collected a record Rs 145-150 crore on Friday. More revenue collection are expected as eSeva and Mee Seva Centers are swarmed with customers and will remain open till Friday.

Water board and TSSPDCL cash  counters and GHMC Citizen Service Centres are also functioning to receive payments from the consumers. So far, TSSPDCL collected a record amount of Rs 75 crore both from LT and HT consumers, GHMC collected  Rs 45 crore towards property tax collection, HMDA collected Rs 4.10 crore towards development charges, change of land use and rents etc.


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