In the last nine months, the Pimpri Chinchwad Civic body has earned revenue of Rs. 333 crores. This collection also records an increase of 21.73% in comparison to the tenure of last year.
Exactly, 4.87 lakh properties fall under the jurisdiction of the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation PCMC. Dilip Gawde, the additional municipal commissioner informed that out of the total collected property tax Rs. 160 crore is paid online.
Since the beginning of 2008-09 there was an increase of 2% in the payment of property tax online while it rose to 86% till December end. There are 16 zonal offices that fall under the municipal limits and a person can make payment via cash and demand draft.
The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation [PCMC] started online payment system for property tax in the year 2008.
Gawde also said that the online payment system collected 2.06 % of the total tax collection in 2008-09. He further said that this collection escalated to 10.41% in 2012-13, 21.79 % in 2016-17, and 45% in the last financial year.
The civic body also introduced Paytm feature to smooth collection of property tax.
Apart from this, the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation [PCMC] is also planning to construct 838 affordable homes for the economically weaker sections (EWS) under Prime Minister Awas Yojana (PMAY). All these dwelling units will be developed at Akurdi and Pimpri at a total cost of Rs. 85.4 crore.
The proposal to construct affordable homes got sanctioned in the recently held meeting of the standing committee of PCMC. Mamta Gaikwad, the Chairperson of the civic authority chaired this meeting.
Under the PMAY Scheme, the Civic body has proposed to develop a total of 9,500 dwelling units at 10 places in the city. Out of which, 1,442 residential units will be constructed at Charholi, 932 at Ravet, 896 at Dudulgaon, 840 at Dighi; 1,288 at Moshi-Borhadewadi; 1,400 at Wadmukhwadi; 1,400 at Chikhli and 500 each at Pimpri and Akurdi.
A detailed project report [DPR] is also prepared and sent to the State Government for approval.
Vilas Madigeri, a BJP councillor and a member of a standing committee, PCMC said, that the authority has sanctioned the contracts for the Akurdi project that will cost Rs. 52.76 crore and Pimpri project that will incur a cost of Rs. 33.64 crore. He also said that it will be mandatory to complete the project within two and a half years.