The PCMC i.e. the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation has generated decent revenue from the property tax collection in April, the officials informed. It is also informed that increase is recorded in the online tax system in the last eight years.
Additional Commissioner, Pravin Ashtikar, head of tax department PCMC said that the property owners will avail 5 percent concession in the tax in case the tax amount is paid on or before 30th June. The property owners can also avail 2 percent deduction in case the property tax payment is made prior to 30th March 2020 he said.
In order to encourage the online tax payment method, the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation has started multiple initiatives like online payment via Paytm, Unified Payments Interface (UPI) systems such as BHIM along with other smartphone-based applications.
Apart from this, the municipal corporation also launched a scheme under which concession will be offered to the ideal housing societies and the societies will be measured on the parameters of garbage and water segregation, water recycling, rainwater harvesting, tree plantation and more.
Other than these, the green building owners will also be eligible for 5, 8 to 10% concessions and these rebates will be offered according to the star rating. The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation has also planned to offer a rebate of 50 percent to ex-servicemen, freedom fighters and their wives, the disabled, the blind, and women.
In February this year, the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation in its draft budget proposed a single window system to sanction building plans.
Sharvan Hardikar, Municipal commissioner informed that the projects related to water pipelines, water recycling, solid waste management, parking and mobility will be taken for development under the Smart city projects. He also said that stringent actions will be taken against people with illegal water connections and informed that nearly 12MW electricity can be generated through household garbage.
Apart from this, Cycle tracks and wide footpaths are also planned to be developed on the main roads.