MADURAI: The Madurai corporation has imposed a tax of `57 lakh on Dhaya Cyber Park owned by the family of expelled DMK leader M K Alagiri after a re-assessment drive.
The action comes in the wake of a recent meeting headed by Mayor Rajan Chellappa, in which he instructed the officials to re-assess tax burden of all buildings within Madurai Corporation limit.
Speaking on the issue, a senior official from told Express that ever since its construction was completed in 2009, Dhaya Park had never been assessed. He alleged that the previous council, headed by the DMK, had deliberately prevented officials from re-assessing the tax for the building.
“As Dhaya Park is located on 120 Feet road at Surveyor Colony, the officials intentionally did not revise the tax category from section ‘D’ to section ‘A’ to facilitate Alagiri’s family to pay low taxes,” he claimed, adding that had the officials brought the area under section ‘A’, the building would have had to pay more tax.
Meanwhile, when the issue was brought to the notice of the Mayor, he convened a meeting with councillors and passed a resolution to effect changes in tax re-assessment for buildings on 120 Feet road.
An officials said that the re-assessed amount was figured out and a notice was issued to the Dhaya Park. Further action would be taken once the response from Dhaya Park officials was received.