City-based Sajag Nagrik Manch has demanded that the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) recover dues worth Rs 17 crore from those renting out civic properties.
Activists Vivek Velankar and Vishwas Sahastrabuddhe has said the PMC has not put in any efforts to recover dues of Rs 17 crore from those who have occupied civic properties.
The civic body owns about 3,500 properties reserved for hospitals,community halls,libraries,schools and other amenities. Velankar said many properties have been leased out for various purposes,but there is no system in place to check whether they are being used for the purposes they have been leased for.
The PMC has not recovered the rent from hundreds of properties for several years.
The PMC has not renewed contracts of 230 commercial hubs,808 residential quarters and 1,491 open spaces. If the PMC renews the contract,the civic body could fetch more than Rs 50 crore as rent, said Velankar.