5-star hotels yet to pay Rs 25 cr property tax

North Municipal Corporation is yet to recover property tax arrears of approximately Rs 25.52 crore from four five-star hotels in North Delhi.

Rajesh Bhatia, chairman of the North Municipal Corporation's High Powered Property Tax Committee, on Tuesday said for the year 2012-13, four five-star hotels are yet to pay Rs 25.52 crore in property tax.

"A hotel in Pitampura is yet to pay Rs 5.8 crore, while another in Shalimar Bagh is to pay Rs 2.37 crore. Two hotels in Paschim Vihar and Rohini, Sector-10 are liable to pay Rs 10.62 crore and Rs. 6.72 crore respectively," Bhatia said.

Bhatia said different government organisations are yet to pay Rs 509 crore in property tax. This includes dues of Rs 7.83 crore against Delhi Police, Rs 77.63 crore against Northern Railway and around Rs 6 crore against BSES Rajdhani and BSES Yamuna, North corporation officials said.

Delhi University is yet to pay property tax of Rs 66.48 lakh, Prasar Bharti has to pay Rs 115. 37 crore and DDA owes Rs 216.99 crore, claimed Bhatia.

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