PMC to collect property tax from merged villages

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Civic body’s GB approves proposal to tax 11 newly merged fringe villages

PUNE: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to collect property tax from property owners in the 11 villages, which were recently merged in the PMC limits. 

The Standing Committee has approved a proposal of the Property Tax Department in this regard. 

The proposal was sanctioned during a recent meeting of the Standing Committee. Chairman of the committee Sunil Kamble has given his approval to the tax department. The civic body has already started development work in these merged villages.

According to the Property Tax Department, there are 42 lakh property owners in these villages. The PMC expects to collect a revenue of around Rs 100 crore from these villages this year. The tax will be used for developing infrastructure in these villages.

In October 2017, the State government had issued a notification to merge these 11 fringe villages in the PMC. 

The State government had already declared that 34 fringe villages would be merged in the PMC. However, these 11 villages were merged in the first phase. 

After merging the villages, the civic body’s limit has expanded from 250.56 sq km to 331.26 sq km. Also, there is an addition of 2.78 lakh people to the then population of Pune. The PMC has estimated the cost of infrastructure development at Rs 2,229 crore. It anticipated a 10 per cent rise per annum in the estimated cost.

As per statistics provided by the PMC, there are over 50 per cent unplanned constructions in these villages. Lohegaon (50 per cent constructions on the total land of village), Shivne-Uttamnagar (88 pc), Shivane (70 pc), Mundhwa (65 pc), Hadapsar-Sade Satara Nali (50 pc), Ambegaon Khurd (71 pc), Undri (30 pc), Dhayari (71 pc), Ambegaon Budruk (70 pc), Uruli Devachi (65 pc) and Fursungi (74 pc).

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