GMADA going 'soft' on liquor vends
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) seems to be going soft on 21 liquor vend owners, who are operating from its land and have not paid land rent due since March 31.Updated: Apr 15, 2013 00:33 IST
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) seems to be going soft on 21 liquor vend owners, who are operating from its land and have not paid land rent due since March 31.
The lease of liquor vends expired on March 31 and land rents are paid on April 1 for the period of three months. The rent which ranges from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh has not been paid.
On the other hand, liquor vend owners say, “We have already submitted our files with the authorities. Despite requesting them for depositing our the rent, they are not accepting it.”
When contacted, GMADA estate officer Navjot Kaur said, “We are not taking the rent as decision is being taken to shift some liquor vends. We have received several complaints from residents for shifting vends and hopefully, it will be sorted out soon.”
Another senior official of GMADA said, “GMADA is going to change the site of some liquor vends in Phase 8 and 9. We will be sealing some liquor vends in the city, but have not any decision as yet.”
One of owners of liquor vend in SAS Nagar, Anil Sharma, said, “We have already submitted our files regarding the payment. Despite requesting the authorities to accept land rent, they have not done anything so far. Hopefully, the matter will be sorted out by soon.”
First Published: Apr 15, 2013 00:32 IST