The Shimla Municipal Corporation (MC) again urging the state government to allow it to impose green tax on all outside vehicles entering the Shimla city so that it can generate resources to improve its financial strength. A special meeting of the MC House on August 29 will discuss various options which can be exercised to generate resources as the MC has to cope with not just the increasing deficit but scarce sources of revenue too. The House is likely to adopt a resolution for seeking government approval for imposing green tax.
Prior to it Manali town has imposed green tax and the Manali Tourism Development Council had generated revenue of Rs 3.20 crore in the last financial year. It is expected that the amount will be much more in Shimla as it is not just during the tourist season but on weekends also that thousands of vehicles enter the state capital.