MC Shimla

Rs167-cr tax-free budget presented for Shimla MC

SHIMLA – Mayor Sanjay Chauhan today presented the Rs 166.72-crore tax-free budget of the Shimla Municipal Corporation for 2015-16 . “The budget targets to create new parking lots, ropeways and tunnels to decongest the city, starting the much-awaited pink taxis and golf cart and aims at generating extra source of revenue from collecting pending house tax and proposed green tax . “It aims will get Rs 30 lakh for each ward to improve basic amenities of every ward of the capital city,” he said. MC’s asking the government and national highway authorities to allow them to collect green tax, transfer city forests from the Forest Department to the corporation and Rs 100-crore capital city grant. The budget left behind uncovered deficit of Rs 44.4 crore, which was a jump of about Rs 10 crore over the last year’s budget .~ The Tribune

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