Supriya Sule Urges Govt To Fulfill Promise Of Reduced Property Tax For Merged Pune Villages 

Supriya Sule Urges Govt To Fulfill Promise Of Reduced Property Tax For Merged Pune Villages 

Supriya Sule Urges Govt To Fulfill Promise Of Reduced Property Tax For Merged Pune Villages 

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Following the merger of several villages into the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), residents faced an increase in property tax rates, matching those of older city areas, leading to widespread dissatisfaction. Baramati MP Supriya Sule has called on the state government to honor its commitment to lower property taxes for residents of these merged villages. On Friday, Sule met with PMC Commissioner Rajendra Bhosale to discuss various constituency issues.

The merged areas lack essential amenities such as water supply, drainage systems, and streetlights, despite residents being subject to higher taxes, causing unrest among the community.

During the meeting, Sule emphasized the need to address the property tax issue for these areas. She stated, “The state government had promised to gradually increase the tax, and I hope they will keep their promise by issuing the necessary notification.”

Given the residents’ concerns, Deputy Chief Ministers Ajit Pawar and Devendra Fadnavis had announced plans to reduce the taxes after the model code of conduct is lifted, ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Fadnavis had previously stated, “The state government will develop a policy to ensure that, after merging surrounding areas into the municipal council and corporation, property taxes will be increased gradually rather than being immediately equalized with municipal areas.”

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