Providing relief to the residents who have so far failed to pay pending arrears of water supply and sewerage charges, the local bodies department has waved off the interest and penalty. With this, the people will have to pay their pending charges without any interest and penalty till March 31.
Earlier, the municipal corporation (MC) was expecting to recover around Rs 200 crore (including interest and penalty) from the defaulters who had not paid the user charges of water supply and sewerage. As the interest and penalty was waived off on pending arrears, the MC is now expecting the recovery of around Rs 120 crore.
MC joint commissioner PS Ghuman said people can take the benefit as they can pay their pending arrears without interest and penalty till March 31. He appealed to the residents to make the payment in time.
He said the decision to waive off interest was taken by the local bodies department.
It is worth mentioning here that that the BJP councillors had also requested the minister of local bodies department to provide relief by waiving of interest and penalty on user charges.