MCD to seize ISBT and City Junction Mall if property tax not paid

The Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) would seize Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT) and City Junction Mall if the operator of these bodies would not deposit the pending property within 15 days. Last month, the Ramky Company that manages both the buildings deposited about Rs 58 lakh out of the total Rs 1.12 crore property tax which was pending for about three years. On the direction of the municipal commissioner, Vinay Shankar Pandey, the corporation had issued a notice to the company to deposit the remaining property tax within the first two weeks of March but the company failed to do so in the given time. According to the municipal tax superintendent, Dharmesh Painuly, the MCD has sent a final notice to the company recently in which the corporation has given 15 days to deposit the remaining amount of Rs 56,28,244 in the corporation failing which the corporation would seize both the buildings in the first week of April. The officials informed that Ramky raised an objection last year against the property tax stating they are not liable to deposit the property tax of the buildings as per their agreement with Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority (MDDA). However, the officials from MDDA denied such agreement and as per the municipal commissioner’s instructions, Ramky had to pay 50 percent of the pending dues in February.

Meanwhile, the tax section of MCD was also opened on Sunday being the last date of the 20 percent rebate of property tax. The officials informed that about Rs two lakh was collected on Sunday and so far, the MCD has collected over Rs 29 crore. Further, the mayor Sunil Uniyal ‘Gama’ informed that he will take the decision on the extension of the rebate period on Monday.

Monday, 22 March 2021 | PNS | Dehradun

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