Congress slams AAP government for ‘delaying’ Delhi Metro’s Phase IV

"The fourth phase of the Delhi Metro project is facing obstacles due to the attitude of the AAP government. It is deliberately delaying the project by not giving its due share of taxes," Sharmishtha Mukherjee said.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:July 4, 2017 10:10 pm
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The Congress on Tuesday attacked the AAP government for “delaying” the fourth phase of the Delhi Metro project by not paying its due share.

The mass transport system in Delhi will collapse due to the “delay” in the Metro project, claimed Delhi Congress spokesperson Sharmishtha Mukherjee. “The fourth phase of the Delhi Metro project is facing obstacles due to the attitude of the AAP government. It is deliberately delaying the project by not giving its due share of taxes,” Mukherjee said in a press conference.

In cities like Kochi, Chennai, Bangalore, where Metro rail projects are joint ventures, the state governments concerned are mandated to pay both state taxes as well as their share of subordinate debt, she said. “The demand from the Delhi government for exemption of paying its own share of taxes is indeed going against the norm,” she stated.

Delhi Metro’s Phase IV, featuring six corridors measuring over 100 kilometres, was approved by the Delhi government in January.

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    Laxmi Narayan
    Jul 5, 2017 at 12:52 pm
    Why Central Govt. is demanding taxes in the pattern of they are receiving from other states. Since Delhi is not a full state, it is not receiving 50 taxes as applicable for full state. When authority is concerned - That Time Delhi is not a full state, whereas when Tax collection is concerned, then Delhi is a full state. Congress should understand people know the tricks and AAP govt.'s request to waive off tax is justified. Now AAP govt. has agreed to pay taxes considering over all interest of AAM AADMI. Otherwise MODI is interested to see no development in Delhi.....
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