Civic body to hire private firm for dues’ recovery

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 27

The Municipal Corporation (MC) has floated tenders to invite a private firm for the recovery of the pending user charges/taxes from the defaulters.

According to sources, the civic body has to recover around Rs200 crore as water supply and sewer charges from the consumers who have not paid their dues. An official said the the O&M branch was supposed to recover Rs90 crore from the users, but it could recover around Rs50-55 crore till date during the current financial year.

MC’s executive engineer Ranbir Singh confirmed that they had floated tenders to invite the private firm to conduct the recovery drive.

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