Cantonment vehicle entry tax to start in 15 days
The Vehicle Entry tax on commercial vehicles entering the Cantonment area would begin in 15 days, this was told by the CEO Mr.Razak. The toll has been renamed as “LICENSE FEES” to get away from the Supreme courts judgement.
The contract of collection of the tax has been given to Balaji Enterprises of Ahemadnagar and the said toll/tax would be collected from about 6 places like Military Mahadev, Hindalga Ganpati, Pipeline road Ganeshpur, Cattle road, Amba Bhavan, Fort.
The CEO said that they dont get any financial assistance from the state or the central government hence they need to raise money so that they can provide the services.
The fees would be PER DAY.
In the year 2009-10 the Cantonment made a surplus of Rs.3,32,67,867 and even then it states that it needs more money hence charging the License fees.
There are EXEMPTIONS as well and No VET will be levied on the following vehicles :-
(a) Vehicle belonging to Central / State Government.
(b) Vehicles belonging to Cantonment Board or Municipal Corporation
(c) Vehicles carrying people for funeral.
• Ambulance carrying patients.
• State Transport Buses of Maharashtra Government or any other State
(f) Vehicle deployed on election duty.
(g) Tractors of farmers used solely for agricultural purposes.
(h) Buses carrying school children.
The Cantonment board should advertise and tell exactly how the mechanism of the toll collection will work. As the same has been awarded to a third party they will try to maximize their revenues, but the public should know how much they will need to pay.
The toll fixed for different vehicles are as follows:
Motor bus carrying passengers on hire Rs 20
Truck for carrying goods Rs 20
Light commercial vehicles carrying passengers on hire Rs 15
Three-wheelers/ auto rickshaws/ Tempo for carrying goods Rs 15
Tractor and tailors carrying goods Rs 15
Tempo/ 407 Vehicles carrying passengers Rs.10