Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan has asked the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Develop-ment Authority (MMRDA) to send a proposal to the state planning commission on how this tax should be levied.
The move comes after the MMRDA complained that its resources were getting depleted and there were no new avenues of revenue generation.
The MMRDA plans an initial one-time 10% development tax on the ready-reckoner value. This tax will have to be paid while registering the property in new developments or existing structures. While 7% of the tax is likely to go to the MMRDA, the remaining 3% will go to the civic body.
A final decision on the move will be taken by Chavan.