Residents of the city have decided to contest a protest against BMC which has recently announced its new property tax policy. As per the new property tax policy the property tax will be calculated on the basis of capital value.
BMC’s decision to compute property tax on the basis of capital value of the property raised the anger of the city residents. The residents of over 35,000 housing societies have already decided to protest against the new property tax policy of BMC.
Some citizens’ groups and 40 Non-Government organizations will support and take part in the protest. They have planned to conduct a one-day hunger strike at Azad Maidan. They plan to conduct the hunger strike before the current session of BMC ends next month.
NGOs like the Bombay Catholic Sabha, Federation of Housing Societies, SOUL and Watchdog Foundation will partake in the protest. While addressing the media, the representatives of these NGOs said that they want the authorities to do away with the new system.
They demanded the authorities to go back to the old system. They claimed that the new property tax system has really upset the people. Continue reading