Ambiguity in sanitation fee irks Srinagarites
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Srinagar, Sept 10: Believe it or not, there’s no uniformity in sanitation fee in the summer Capital as the Srinagarites are being charged arbitrarily depending upon localities they live in.
Greater Kashmir received complaints from many City areas that while one colony was being asked to pay Rs 50 a month, the neighbourhood had to pay Rs 100.
“This is sheer injustice that we have to pay twice of what other colonies pay,” said a resident of a suburb colony.
The complainants smell a rat in the receipt book format.
The Srinagar Municipal Corporation has kept the receipt book of Rs 50 alone.
This means if a person has to pay Rs 100 fee, he is issued two receipts with sanitation fee of Rs 50 written on one receipt and “do” written on the other.
“If there’s no hanky-panky why doesn’t the corporation come up with separate receipt books of Rs 100 so that our apprehensions would get clear,” said a Srinagarite.
Commenting over the issue, a SMC official said: “There’s no uniformity in the fee and we charge the consumers as per the status of a colony.”
“There are some people who don’t pay at all while some even pay mere Rs 20 to 30 per month, so we charge more from those who can afford it,” it added.
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