After burdening citizens with an increased property, water tax and many more taxes, the corporators of the Belagavi City Corporation are embarking on a study tour to Shimla.
On Friday at the general body meeting, the tour was approved within minutes of some members submitting a proposal. Mayor Basappa Chikkaladinni announced that the corporation would fund the study tour of all members to hill stations.
Sarala Herekar was the lone member to oppose the idea. What has been the outcome of such a study tour undertaken earlier? she asked. When there is a lack of funds to pay out salaries how is that there are funds for a tour to Shimla and other hill stations.
No one other than Herekar opposed this study tour.
The municipality has burdened citizens with additional property and water tax from April 1. While the tours are undertaken to understand the municipal functioning of various cities and countries, the corporators have never implemented any of the systems and methods adopted by corporations they visited.