Urban local bodies in Maharashtra have collected Rs 340 crore from citizens towards payment of various bills and government dues in scrapped high-value notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000. The total amount collected so far stood at Rs 339.57 crore in urban local bodies, an official said. The sum was collected towards bills related to electricity, water, property and other government dues.
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Among these urban local bodies, Pune collected Rs 4,167 lakh, Mumbai Rs 4,307 lakh, Navi Mumbai Rs 1,716 lak and Thane Rs 1,450 lakh, the official said. The state government has allowed citizens to use the demonetised notes for payment of their electricity and water bills, property tax or any kind of dues
The deadline for payment of dues in the old notes will be till mid-night tomorrow. Dues will be accepted from am tomorrow till mid-night, the official said. Maharashtra has 27 municipal corporations whereas nearly 300 other local civic bodies, acting as semi-government agencies, are mandated to provide essential services to residents by levying bills.