The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation [BMC] has seized seven commercial buildings over property tax overdue. The corporation is taking stringent actions against the property tax defaulters to recover arrears of approximately Rs. 76 crore.
The Municipal Corporation also disconnected water supply to other six properties for the same reason.
The officials informed that “warrants of distress and attachment” are issued against WingWay Infrastructure (P) Ltd for unpaid property tax up to Rs 21.30 crore for a commercial property in Andheri (West), Macnell and Barry Ltd, HDIL, for not paying Rs. 18.55 crore, Rs. 4.84 crore and Rs. 3.17 crore for three properties in Bhandup, Vikhroli and Kanjurmarg.
HDIL got another notice for not paying Rs. 12.54 crore for a property in Bandra (West), Sunshine Builder and Developers for unpaid tax of Rs. 9.84 crore in Andheri (East) and Ind Eng Apartos Ltd for Rs. 6.23 crore in Andheri (West).
Devidas Kshirsagar, assessor and collector, BMC said that the Corporation will auction these properties to recover money if the owners don’t clear the overdue property tax. The auction is planned to be initiated against the seized properties within 21 days from the date of attachment.
Other than this, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has also disconnected water supply to the commercial properties of Vighnaharta Builders in Parel, OP Monga, Vasundhra Developer and Nathod Raja Patil in Andheri (West), Wadhwa Builders of Trade Centre and HDIL in Bandra (West).
Both, Wadhwa Builders and HDIL have overdue of Rs 19.41 crore and Rs 18.51crore as property tax.
The BMC aims to generate revenue of Rs. 5,400 till 31st March. The Corporation collected Rs. 5,131 crores as property tax last year as five wards including H (East) in Bandra (East), H (West) in Bandra (West), K (East) in Andheri (East), K (West) in Andheri (West) and G (South) in Parel paid 45% of the tax amount.
Till 4th March, BMC has collected Rs. 4, Rs 3,880 crore as property tax.