The hike in the property tax was opposed by taxpayers, after which the Hubballi-Dharwad Municipal corporation reduced it by 5 per cent for residential and vacant plots, and 10 per cent for commercial properties.
Even in Belagavi, the city corporation has increased the tax by 30% and we had reported it on April 1 Pay your property tax online which is hiked by 30%.
Many representations were made by various groups to the Commissioner of the corporation and even to the district incharge minister Jagdish Shettar but all in vain.
So if the HDMC can reduce the tax what is stopping the Belagavi city corporation?
Even the district in-charge minister had said it will be reduced but it seems no one is interested.
Belagavi is always sober in its protests and very democratic in nature.
Now is this is political lacking from the elected representatives to assert pressure on the Corporation or is it something else.
The city corporation even never disclosed that the 5% rebate had been extended up to July 31 and the said order was released on May 22 but until May 31 no one even bothered to inform about it.