RAJKOT: Intensifying its tax recovery drive across the city to meet its financial year target of Rs 170 crore, Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) is using various means from beating of drums to warn defaulters to disconnecting water supply. The local civic body disconnected water supply of five defaulters on Tuesday.
"We have disconnected connections to households in Udaynagar, Krishna Park and other areas where property owners failed to pay their tax dues. We disconnected three water connections to recover Rs 1.56 lakh tax dues from property owners in West Zone area in the city,'' a RMC official said. On Tuesday alone, RMC recovered property tax dues worth Rs 18 lakh from wards 4, 9, 17, 18, 19 and 21 in the city.
"There were many tax defaulters who paid their dues on the spot after we warned to seal their properties. RMC has so far collected Rs 138 crore," the official said. RMC sent SMS alerts to city residents reminding them to pay their property tax dues well in time.