Published On : Wed, Jul 10th, 2013

No residence (the office) for “Laxmi” despite pouring maximum revenue to NMC coffers

The Laxmi Nagar Zone, which contributes maximum Property Tax and Water Tax than other NMC zones, has been crying for roof (office building) of its own since past few years.

Nagpur News: Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s (NMC) handling of several issues of importance is 100 per cent beyond understanding of common citizens, and, even intellectuals, too. And the fact could be proved by a fact that the Laxmi Nagar Zone, which contributes the maximum tax revenue in the coffers of NMC compared to other nine zones, has no residence (office) for “Laxmi” the Goddess of Wealth itself.

The NMC has policy of having civic facilities centre in the same administrative building of each zone. At present, Dharampeth, Dhantoli, Lakadganj, Aasi Nagar, Hanuman Nagar, Mangalwari, Nehru Nagar Zones have their office buildings with Civic Facilities Centres. A Single Window System is functioning at these zonal offices. The citizens have not been forced to run from one office building to another for their paying taxes apart from other works as the administrative offices are in the same buildings.

The Chairman of Laxmi Nagar Zone Gopal Bohre has been turning tables for a year for office building of its own. At present, the Laxmi Nagar Zone office is run from a gymkhana of NMC. The gymnasium, supposed to be a powerful place, had suffered a roof collapse at the hands of Lord Hanuman Sena (Monkeys). The monkeys jumped on the roof of the gymnasium causing collapse of the roof.

The NMC mops up maximum Property Tax and Water Tax from Laxmi Nagar Zone. A proposal for office building for Laxmi Nagar Zone with an approximate expenditure of Rs 3.50 crore is already ready. Once the proposal gets sanctioned, the construction work of office building would begin immediately. Bohre is also trying to start the work as soon as possible.

The Satranjipura Zone is also going through the same situation like the Laxmi Nagar Zone. The blueprint for the office building by V K Constructions. The construction work of the office building of Satranjipura Zone would begin immediately once the proposal gets sanctioned by the Standing Committee of the NMC, sources said.