The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) has collected approximately R10 lakh as property tax and trade licence fee from various shopping mall and other commercial establishments in the Millennium City.
The zonal taxation officials of the MCG have held three camps at MGF Metropolitan Mall, MGF Mega City Mall and Galleria Market at DLF Phase 4 to collect taxes.
Earlier, the civic body had sent notices to all the commercial units asking them to pay the property tax and trade licence fees.
"We have sent notices to these establishments and we are happy that many of them took it seriously and they turned up in good number to pay their licence fees and property taxes," said a zonal taxation officer, adding that many of the shop owners applied for trade licence on the spot at these camps.
According to the department officials, similar camps will be held across the city as shop owners in most parts are not aware about the procedure of trade licence and have been running their commercial activities without paying any charge.
The MCG officials also distributed the trade licence application forms on the spot.
"Collecting money is not the aim. We want all the shop owners must understand that these two are important procedures and have to be complied with," said Sanjay Chug, public relation officer of MCG.
Nearly four lakh commercial establishments have been set up in the entire area under the jurisdiction of the municipal authority.
But "many of them do not even have applied for trade licence and several others have never renewed their existing licences," the official said.