This was done a day after the allegations were announced, based on the response to the decision by residents and trade associations.
The Chennai company on Thursday announced that its decision to charge residents a user fee for garbage collection from January 1, 2021, has been canceled. This was done a day after the allegations were announced, based on the response to the decision by residents and trade associations.
According to the civic body’s latest press release, a rollback was requested due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Representatives of residents and merchant associations sent their requests, following which the Company therefore decided not to implement the collection of user charges from.
DMK president MK Stalin also criticized the AIADMK government for its decision to impose a usage tax on property owners for waste removal. He said imposing such an accusation is against democracy.
Stalin stressed that the usage fee will be applicable for social, religious and other events in the public space based on the number of participants and that this will lead to several problems.
He also pointed out that allegations for religious events taking place in public spaces, including on the streets, and for various organizations holding protests in public places are undemocratic.
According to the Corporation’s original plans, monthly expenses for residential buildings were to range from Rs.10 to Rs.100 depending on the built area of the building. For wedding halls and community centers, rates range from Rs 1000 to Rs 15000 per month, while for restaurants and hotels, user rates range from Rs 300 to Rs 5000 per month. This was all based on the average garbage generated per month.
Rates started at Rs. 2000 for cinemas and ranged between Rs.300 and Rs.3000 for offices.
For places of worship and other categories the fare ranged from Rs.250 to Rs.300.