Friday, February 24, 2017

Begumpet airport owes Rs 16 crore in property tax, slapped red notice

Secunderabad: After pestering the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for years over payment of property tax, the Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB) finally served a 'red notice' on the highest defaulter in its limits, the Begumpet airport, for not coughing up Rs 16.36 crore.
Threatening to attach the sprawling property if pending dues are not paid immediately , tax wing officials of the SCB said they were fed up with sending constant reminders.They gave the AAI a month's time to pay up.
"We served notices under section 100 of the Cantonment Act 2006," SCB chief executive officer, SVR Chandra Sekhar told TOI.
In the notice, it is mentioned that Begumpet Airport owes Rs 16,36,30,276 crore in property tax. If the airport authorities fails to pay again, either a warrant of distress will be issued or the property attacjed, said the CEO.
24/02/16 Sunil Mungara/Times of India