Hyderabad: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has set itself a target of Rs 1,500 crore property tax collection for the current financial year as against Rs 1,050 crores collected last year.
Till date this year, the civic body has collected Rs.831 crore. Participating in a review meeting on Tuesday, the GHMC Commissioner, B Janardhan Reddy stressed the need to have focused trade licence fee collection, besides LRS and BRS fee.
He said as part of a survey, as many as 3.91 lakh properties were covered out of the 5.33 lakh properties targeted in the city. Of these, the property tax of over 1.42 lakh properties were revised, resulting in an additional tax collection of Rs.49.93 crore.
The tax revision of over 2.93 lakh properties in the city was calculated at Rs 47.11 crore. Of these, Rs 26.68 crore was collected and Rs 20.43 crore was yet to be collected, he said.
This apart, the municipal corporation is now making efforts to safeguard its properties across the city and is taking up geo-tagging them.
GHMC Commissioner instructed the officials to geo-tag all the GHMC owned function halls, playgrounds, community halls, model markets into six categories.
Pulse polio programme
The pulse polio programme would be conducted across the city on January 29. There are 5.72 lakh children aged below five years in the city and the administration was planning to establish 300 polio vaccination centres in the city, he said.
Though there were no polio cases in Hyderabad, the programme was being conducted as a precautionary measure, in view of cases being detected in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria countries, Reddy said.