To stop illegal constructions in the Pimpri Chinchwad region, the property tax department of the local civic body has decided to levy penalty on the same. PCMC has started computing the tax arrears and the final tally will be prepared in next 15 days, says an official.
Giving more details on the above development, Eknath Pawar, senior leader told, “We have started compiling the tax arrears. Illegal constructions up to 600 sqft in area will get a full waiver of arrears, while those up to 1,000 sqft will get a 50% concession. Meanwhile, 200% penalty will be imposed on constructions of more than 1,001 sqft.”
He further said that these arrears will be calculated from April 2012, while the new one will be added in later bills.
Additional commissioner Dilip Gawde informed that Pimpri Chinchwad has around 70,000 illegal constructions in the city owe penalties to the civic body. After primary compilation, the authority has decided to waive off full penalty in the case of 32,000 illegal constructions. While 20,000 structures will have to pay 50%, rest unauthorized structure will generate around Rs100 crore through fines.
The city administration is working hard for the development of the region and hence such decisions will play an important role. Recently, the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation has also hired a private firm to prepare the development plan of the merged old city and the frontier areas along with the areas that will fall under the vicinity of the proposed extension of the municipal limits.
A total of seven villages fall under the proposed extension include Sangavade, Dehugaon (excluding) Dehu Road Cantonment Board limits), Gahunje, Jambhe and Marunji.