CMC demolishes illegal sheds

The parking place of a shopping complex on M G Road was converted into commercial place. Following this, the Municipality workers removed the rolling shutters and compound wall of the parking place. 

A hotel and other shops, which were functioning on Municipality land near Basavanahalli Katrimaramma Temple for the last 15 years, were removed by the officials. The Municipality had already served notices. However, those who were carrying out business illegally, had not responded to the notices. Finally the Municipality cleared the land using JCB machine.

Municipality Commissioner V H Krishnamoorthy requested people to pay tax by the end of February. “Legal action will be taken against those who do not pay tax due to the Municipality by the end of February,” he warned.

He was speaking to reporters after launching the revenue recovery drive at Tharaginapete. “While Rs one crore is due under the water cess category, Rs 50 lakh is yet to be recovered as building tax. A total of Rs six lakh is due from the shops of the City Municipality. Hence, the revenue recovery drive has been launched,” he said.

Water supply connections, UGD will be disconnected and legal recovery action will be taken if tax was not paid on time, he said adding that three separate teams have been formed to recover the tax.

Municipality President K Srinivas said that the revenue recover drive will be held in all wards. “People should co-operate with the officers by paying the pending tax,” he added.

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