TAXES IN­CREASE IS THE NEED OF THE HOUR: WAGHMARE

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVIMUMBAI -

CBD Belapur: Mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner Di­nesh Waghmare does not seem to be in any mood for an­other con­fronta­tion with the rul­ing NCP in the NMMC. Af­ter the smart city fi­asco which the NCP-ruled NMMC re­jected, Waghmare who had ear­lier said that he will con­sider us­ing pow­ers wrested in him to over­rule the gen­eral body on the tax hike is­sue, now says he has no such plans.

Waghmare re­it­er­ated that there is a need to in­crease taxes in the city to en­able the civic body to take up big­ger projects. He, how­ever, in­di­cated that in the light of the op­po­si­tion by the NCP, the ad­min­is­tra­tion is help­less.

Waghmare said: “We in the ad­min­is­tra­tion feel that in­creas­ing tax is the need of the hour. It will help us take up new projects in the city.”

He added, “The pro­posal how­ever needs to be ap­proved by the gen­eral body where there is op­po­si­tion to it.”

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