Green Tax to be imposed on vehicles in Shimla
Shimla Municipal Corporation will soon start imposing ‘Green tax’ on vehicles entering the city. Municipal Corporation recently passed an resolution to this effect recently.
The Municipal Corporation is replicating similar tax being imposed by the Manali Municipal Council, which will be levied on vehicles not registered in Himachal. This mean any non Himachal registered personal or commercial vehicle will have to pay the ‘Green Tax’ when entering Shimla town.
The tax amount would be Rs 100 for two-wheelers, Rs 200 for cars and jeeps, Rs 300 for middle segment and utility vehicles and Rs 500 for buses and trucks and would be valid for a week.
The Corporation hopes to generate an income of Rs 6 crore annually from the tax to be collected at barriers to be set up at four entry points
The amount collected from the move would be spent on creating facilities for tourists.
January 10, 2012 / Vikas / 0