Hyderabad: GHMC officials claimed that public representatives were not allowing a drone survey to identify unauthorised constructions. The GHMC has managed to collect only Rs 71.55 crore as property tax from 1.02 lakh units. Officials said that in order to enhance the collection, they had decided to identify unauthorised structures, and levy super structure tax of 400 per cent of property tax or demolish them.
Officials said public representatives were not allowing the staff to identify illegal structures. The GHMC had decided to use drones, but the public representatives were hindering that too.
A GHMC official said 60 per cent of tax payers in Khairatabad were evading property tax payment. Out of the 2,75,360 units in the area, only 45,893 had cleared their dues.
The corporation would start a special drive in the Charminar and Khairatabad zones to enhance property tax collection by `200 crore. It would be continued in the Serilingampally and Kukatpally zones....