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Dhanbad (Jharkhand)  :  Dhanbad Municipal corporation (DMC), which at presently generates about Rs  16—17  crore annually from municipal and water tax from the residents of Dhanbad residing in 55 wards of the corporation, is set  to earn around Rs 10 lakh daily from entry of  which will boost its financial strength. The new  proposal  has already  been  approved by DMC  standing committee.

DMC  Mayor Chandrashekhar Agrawal and DMC chief  executive officer Manoj  Kumar said  that few months back  it was planned  by DMC to slap Rs 200 entry tax on each truck entering DMC zone  but several PSUs including Coal India Limited  subsidiaries Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL), CCL , Steel authority of India Limited , Tata group of companies, ACC cement, Railways and others asked the DMC to open its own  collection  check points  or find out other way for collection of entry tax which was not accepted by the municipal body.

“As per advise given by PSUs and other private companies which is acceptable to us, it has now been decided to charge Rs 20 per ton loaded on truck which will be collected by PSUs or private players themselves (as they have documents  of goods loaded on the truck) and later the entry tax will be handed over to the DMC,” they said.

A minimum of Rs 10 lakh will collected per day from trucks entering DMC zone which will yield big revenue to the corporation, informed the mayor.The  standing committee  of DMC  has already given  its approval for opening of Water vending machines  at several points of city while SAIL has been asked to construct E-toilets.


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