RAJKOT: Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) has intensified its tax recovery drive across the city to meet the financial year target of Rs 170 crore before the March 31.
RMC has sealed 318 properties whose owners failed to pay the property tax. The civic body has also disconnected drinking water connection to 240 houses for not paying the taxes.
RMC officials said they have put 58 properties on auction "We are in the process to put another 105 such properties on auction whose owners have not paid property taxes," an official said.
On Friday, RMC officials recovered property tax worth Rs 15 lakh from different parts of the city. "There were many tax defaulters who paid their dues on the spot after we warned of sealing their properties. So far we have collected Rs 145.3 crore as property tax in the city,'' the official said.
RMC has used SMS alerts to send tax due reminders to property owners and has got a good response. About 2.20 lakh property owners have paid their property tax in city.
Citizens can pay their taxes on Sunday as well till March 31. Moreover, people can pay their taxes at RMC's civic centres between 10 am and 6 pm from March 24 to March 31.