Hyderabad: The deputy commissioners of all zones of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) are issuing red notices to those who did not pay property tax.
So far, the revenue wing of GHMC has issued more than 1 lakh red notices to those who had not paid property tax, and there are other lakhs of people who were yet to be issued notices.
A GHMC official told that after the lockdown, people started paying property tax from January and revenue increased. With the revenue from Seriligampally, Khairtabad and LB nagar areas being high, officials have targeted to collect Rs 300 crore by the end of March.
Meanwhile, tax warrants will be issued to those who have not paid their property tax even seven days after the notice is given. The Revenue Department received Rs 95 crore as property tax from 1 January to feburary 18 and the property tax payment increased from January.
From February 1 to February 18, an amount of Rs 44 crore was collected as property tax. In the current financial year, from April 2020 to 18 February 2021, the Revenue Department of GHMC collected an amount of Rs 1,325 crore and targeted to collect another Rs 300 crore by the end of March.
In the last financial year, GHMC received Rs 1,357 crore as property tax.