Indore civic body seals nine commercial outlets
INDORE: Launching a drive against people violating building permission norms and property taxes, Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) on Tuesday sealed nearly a dozen commercial establishments.
Three establishments of Bicholi Mardana area including two food outlets and an automobile service station were sealed for operating without completion certificates.
“The respective property owners were issued notices to stop their operations and obtain completion certification from IMC’s building permission cell. But owners of the respective outlets failed to do so. On the basis of which the action was taken,” IMC’s deputy commissioner Lata Agrawal said.
In addition to this, around half a dozen shops of Hemilton Road market of IMC were also sealed after their respective owners failed to pay their property tax on time, IMC’s revenue department officials said.
“Each one of these defaulters had tax dues of Rs50,000 or more,” said officials.
Officials said that they have launched a survey of all 102 markets of IMC to identify commercial establishments that have defaulted in payment of property tax and have maximum dues.
“Once a list is prepared, we will launch a drive against all the defaulting shopkeepers to recover dues,” they said.
IMC commissioner Pratibha Pal recently held a meeting with revenue department officials and issued directives to intensify drives in all 19 zones of the city and recover dues from people defaulting in tax payment.