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Shimla clears decks for imposition of `Green tax`

The Shimla Municipal Corporation on Saturday passed a resolution for the imposition of `Green tax` on vehicles entering the city, an SMC spokesman said.



Shimla: The Shimla Municipal Corporation on Saturday
passed a resolution for the imposition of `Green tax` on
vehicles entering the city, an SMC spokesman said here.

The resolution would be sent to the government for
approval.

The tax, modelled along the lines of one imposed by the
Manali Municipal Council, would be levied on vehicles not
registered in Himachal, and the amount collected from the move
would be spent on creating facilities for tourists, the
spokesman said.

The tax amount would be Rs 100 for two-wheelers, Rs 200
for cars and jeeps, Rs 300 for middle segment and utility
vehicles and Rs 500 for buses and trucks.

The permit would be valid for a week, he said.
The corporation hopes to generate an income of Rs 6 crore
annually from the tax to be collected at four barriers set up
by the SMC at entry points, he said.

The barriers would be auctioned and outsourced for
collection of the tax.

The Corporation also approved the proposal to increase
the tax for door to door collection of garbage from Rs 35 to
Rs 40 per household, and also increased the charges for
hospitals, institutions, shops, commercial establishments and
hotels, the spokesman said.

PTI

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