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Pune Cantonment Board to dispatch drive against unlawful hoardings soon

The Pune Cantonment Board will before long dispatch a drive against unlawful hoardings, Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) CEO Amit Kumar said. A choice with this impact was taken at the PCB’s overall body meeting on Tuesday.

There are in any event 100 unlawful hoardings, including at private shops and structures in the Cantonment territory, and shortage of staff has made it hard to gather fines or charges from guilty parties. The PCB will before long buoy a delicate welcoming recommendations from private firms to gather accumulating charges, authorities said.

The Cantonment board has likewise chosen to dispatch a proposition on collecting charges along the lines of the Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporations.

“Our revenue demand is at least Rs 27 crore annually and we are not imposing road or street taxes like other municipal bodies. The Pune Municipal Corporation also levies tree tax. Apart from collecting water, property and a few other taxes, the board’s income generation is rather limited,” Kumar said.

PCB specialists said that because of non-burden of assessments like fire charge, they were thinking that its hard to keep up the Fire Brigade.

The board meeting was managed by Brigadier Kuljeet Singh, PCB president. The proposition was likewise taken up to “fluctuate the constitution of the board” for one year with impact from February 11. Kumar had before revealed to The Indian Express that the PCB will finish its term on February 10 and till the time the new load up is chosen, the structure of the load up would be a changed one – this implies that separated from the president and CEO of the load up, a civilan part would be designated to lead business.

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