Mayor Sushma Kharakwal has directed the Lucknow Municipal Company (LMC) to reassess taxes and survey big hotels and business properties within the state capital for anomalies in tax cost.
The survey would even be to test if big hotels have correct hearth exit and different security facets in place to keep away from a repeat of the September 5, 2022, hearth incident at Levana Suites at Rana Pratap Marg the place 4 individuals died, and 10 others had been injured.
The mayor has written to municipal commissioner Inderjeet Singh to examine main hotels of town. Singh has now arrange a three-member committee of senior officers to survey main properties highlighted by the mayor. The committee consists of further municipal commissioner Lalit Kumar, further municipal commissioner Arvind Kumar Rao and chief tax evaluation officer Ambi Bisht. The committee would put together a report and submit it to the commissioner.
The mayor additionally ordered inspection of a four-star-hotel, adjoining to Ansal API’s Sushant Golf Metropolis. She additional requested for inspection of three big showrooms (1/36, 1/37 and 1/38 of Sandhya Rastogi) in Transport Nagar. A senior LMC official mentioned: “The survey of big hotels and business properties is vital as it will additionally assist elevate LMC’s revenue and guarantee security of individuals visiting these locations.”
In August, the mayor additionally ordered an inspection of Vinayak Hospital after the workers there stopped her from getting into the ICU with out eradicating her footwear. After that, LMC workers arrived on the hospital with the JCB machine to demolish allegedly ‘unlawful parts’ of the hospital constructing.