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Controversy over Kapurthala village imposing entry tax on commercial vehicles to generate revenue
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Kapurthala, June 24 -- In order to generate revenue, the panchayat of Nangal Lubana village in Kapurthala district has imposed an 'entry tax' on commercial vehicles and vendors who come to the village for trade purposes.
The panchayat has given a contract of Rs 50, 000 annually to a private operator, who can charge entry tax from vendors and other commercial vehicles. They have fixed the entry tax at Rs 50 for trucks, Rs 30 for tractor-trolley carrying sand or bricks, Rs 30 for two-wheelers, Rs 50 for four-wheelers, Rs 10 for cycle vendors and Rs 100 for DJ operators.
While talking to HT, sarpanch Ajmer Singh said the entry tax was imposed after taking feedback from villagers as this money will be utilised to repair roads and other deve...
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