Gurgaon: Malls on MG Road, Sohna Road to offer free basement parking
The prominent among them are DLF City Court shopping centre-cum-office, Grand Mall, Mega City Mall, Vipul Arora Mall and Solitare Plaza Hotel on MG Road. The establishments on Sohna Road are JMD Megapolis, JMD Galleria and Ninex City Mart.gurgaon Updated: Jun 23, 2017 21:56 IST
Four months after the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) decided not to levy a property tax on commercial spaces that lease their basement for parking free of cost, the MCG uploaded on its website a list of 45 spaces on Mehrauli-Gurgaon (MG) Road and Sohna Road that will allow free parking to the public .
The list includes seven malls, a hotel and a shopping-cum-office centre, besides office spaces. The prominent among them are DLF City Court shopping centre-cum-office, Grand Mall, Mega City Mall, Vipul Arora Mall and Solitare Plaza Hotel on MG Road. The establishments on Sohna Road are JMD Megapolis, JMD Galleria and Ninex City Mart.
As reported by HT earlier, the MCG officials had announced the clause of tax waiver in lieu of free parking space after reviewing the central government’s notifications on property tax for commercial spaces.
In paragraph 2(B) under clause (b) of the notification, issued by the Centre, on October 11, 2013, titled “Commercial Space”, the ruling did not specify whether a basement that does not charge parking fee can be charged a property tax. The ambiguity led the MCG officials to include basement spaces under the ambit of property tax.
Later, after assessing the notification, officials consented that since overground parking is not charged a property tax, basements used for the same purpose should also be exempted.
“We are awaiting clarity from the state government on whether basements of commercial areas that do not charge parking fee can also be exempted from property tax… We have uploaded the list of commercial spaces offering basement parking for free to increase public awareness. If owners are found charging a fee at these 45 places, then one can report the matter to the MCG,” SS Rohilla, spokesperson of MCG said.