Margao: Margao Municipal Council led by its Chief Officer Siddhivinayak Naik has began cracking down on the tax defaulters. The MMC has also began clearing the footpaths.
“We have sealed five shops for no payment of tax to the municipal council. They had huge arrears and despite issuing them notice they had failed to pay the dues,” Naik said.
Naik said that the municipality also cleared the encroachment on the footpaths, clearing them for the smooth movement of pedestrians. The footpaths were encroached by keeping various electronic and hardware material which was confiscated by the staff.
“We took this drive on Vishant Road near New Era High School,” he said.
The MMC has issued notices to around eight more shops whose establishments would be sealed, if they fail to act.
In yet another action, the Corporation Bank was also taken action for making under payment of the taxes.
The drive will continue across the city.