Bopal residents will be issued their first municipal property tax bills, based totally on carpet location formula, between September, cease and October 2d week. Most of these payments will be between 2.3 to 2.5 instances of the present Nagar Palika bills, declare civic officials.
The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) had begun a difficult carpet location survey of extra than 40,000 houses — residential and commercial—over the ultimate 4 weeks.
A senior AMC reputable instructed TOI that a survey of greater than 18,000 houses has been accomplished and the relaxation will be carried out in a month’s time.
The inspecting tax assessors have been annoying the authentic plans of the person tenements, bungalows and apartments. After being introduced inside AMC limits final year, the vicinity will now be taxed underneath the new carpet area-based property tax system.
Right now, 40,000-odd residents of the location are cumulatively paying Rs 5 crore in tax to the Nagar Palika. The AMC had previously estimated a tax of Rs 15 crore from the area, however now this quantity may additionally enlarge to about Rs 20 crore.
Most Bopal and Ghuma areas will be in the ‘C’ class of the municipal tax system, the place the land jantri price is between Rs 7,000 and Rs 15,000, without for South Bopal which will be below the ‘B’ category.
“The property tax gadget present in Bopal-Ghuma is pretty arbitrary. For instance, residences which got here up over previous four years are paying based totally on carpet vicinity whilst different residences are paying a flat cost in accordance to the ancient blanket evaluation system,” stated a senior South West Zone tax assessor. The AMC had currently executed an evaluation of newly received areas of Nana Chiloda and Kathwada, the place about 12,000 residences have been assessed and issued payments remaining year.
“In the days concluded carpet area-based tax evaluation for industrial clusters for Kathwada, there has been 14 to 15 instances leap in property tax. Some of these instances have come for dispute agreement earlier than the AMC. They ask why they want to pay if they do now not have simple civic facilities in place,” stated a senior AMC official.