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Entry ticket to gardens: Chandigarh MC’s answer to fund crunch – chandigarh

With the Chandigarh municipal company scuffling with extreme monetary crunch, residents may quickly find yourself paying to enter gardens, occupation tax and registration charge on property transactions.

That is as per an inside MC report comprising suggestions made by totally different departments for enhancing its monetary place.

The MC has been scuffling with its funds for a number of years, and the Covid-19 pandemic has worsened the scenario.

For example, whereas the funds receipt goal for the medical officer of well being (MOH)’s workplace for the 2020-2021 fiscal was ₹21 crore, within the wake of the pandemic, it has been revised to ₹7 crore.

Equally, for the reserving department, earnings from reserving of group centres was estimated to be ₹10 crore, which have been revised to ₹6.43 crore.


In its advice, the MC horticulture division, states: “Placing an entry ticket to backyard/inexperienced belts starting from ₹10 to ₹20 will improve the income. The MC also can problem paid passes to morning/night walkers.”

It has urged imposing consumer fees on Rose Backyard, Sector 16; Perfume Backyard, Sector 36; Shivalik Backyard, Manimajra; Japanese Backyard, Sector 31; and Valley of Animals, Sector 49.

There’s additionally a proposal for imposing a charge of ₹25 per 100 sq ft on erecting hedges on highway berms adjoining residential areas.

The division has additionally advisable outsourcing upkeep of gardens and inexperienced belts. “In lieu, businesses can show their commercial board at entry of gardens,” states its report.

In the meantime, the MC property division has advisable tax on professions, trades, calling and employments, charge for property registration on the UT property workplace along with the stamp responsibility and hike in charges for its varied companies.

The reserving department has urged rising water tanker fees from ₹350 to ₹500. The MOH has urged NOC charges and month-to-month fees from motels, companies and markets as per Swachh Bharat Mission.


The commercial division has advisable a rise in unipoles for out of doors commercials.

It has urged: “Identification of some prime places for digital and static screens in Sector 17 and related passages and e-auction them for show commercials.”

Rotaries must be transferred to the commercial division in order that it may possibly increase income from these by way of show commercials, it has been urged.

The transport division, which spends round ₹13 crore yearly on gas and upkeep of round 500 automobiles, has advisable upkeep of automobiles from open market relatively than businesses; lowering month-to-month gas quotas by 20% and withdrawing automobiles from sure officers. It additionally means that as a substitute of shopping for new automobiles, automobiles must be employed as and when wanted.

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