August 29, 2012

Jalandhar Objects New Property Tax - Calls it Anti Urban Jazia

Urban Punjabis are already bearing over taxation on a discriminatory basis between Urban and Rural public.

While Urban Punjabis especially the business men are being over taxed to unbearable limits and there are reckless cross subsidy burden on Paid categories ( Urban Consumers of Electricity ) Rural landlords ( including Super Rich Creamy Layer Agriculturists owning land worth hundreds of crores  ) are getting freebies and heavy subsidies ).

The burden of financing the rural subsidies is put on Urban Punjabis by putting more and more taxes.

Now , Property Tax is being sought to be put on nearly 1 : 25 lakh urban residents of Jalandhar City .

Jalandhar residents strongly oppose this tax . They want relied from Over Taxation and want equal treatment from Govt. Govt. should not discriminate on the basis of Vote Banks.


Another Massive Hike Toll Plaza ( Sutlej Bridge ) Phillaur - From 01-09-12

It is adding insult to injury for the common  man in Punjab . Already Punjabis are paying nearly Rs. 8 Per Litre extra for Petrol than the rate in neighbouring Haryana. When Punjabis were demanding relief from high Petrol prices , what they have instead got is a massive increase in Toll Tax rate ( to Rs. 102 for cars - one side ), at Toll Plaza at ( Sutlej Bridge ) Phillaur ( Jalandhar - Ludhiana ) GT Road.

Few years ago the Toll Plaza was Rs. 5

This is the fifth times rates have been increased by Toll Plaza  ;


Toll Plazas on Punjab Highways- To Be Election Issue

Jalandhar citizens wish to support those political candidates in the forthcoming Assembly elections who would check the highway loot at Punjab's numerous toll plazas .

Motorists of Jalandhar and rest of Punjab want :

Toll taxes should be reduced on Main Highways and completely abolished on side Highways.

Total Transparency i.e. Daily Collections and up to date collections be displayed  at every toll plaza.

There should be absolutely no exempted category or VIP passage.

 Vehicles like Maruti 800 and Tata Nano should be treated at par with two wheelers and be exempted.


Highway Toll Plazas - End The Cult of VIP ism

In Independent India there are no VIP Indians or Non VIP Indians but only one Category i.e. INDIANS.

No where is this pernicious Cult of VIP ism more in play  than at Toll Tax Plazas where they have a separate VIP Passage where so called the privileged take a QUICK AND FREE passage where as the under privileged are made to wait and pay.

  Every one deeply regrets the incident at Shambhu ( Ambala - Rajpura GT Road ) barrier. After all employees do only what they are told to do.

But the Mushrooming Toll Plazas have made the ordinary motorists extremely unhappy.

The VIP passage should be open only for Police / Army and ambulances. The rest should join the.queues and feel proud to be with the Common Indians and not a Class above them.

The long lists of those Exempted should be cut drastically. It is stated that President of India is exempted. Well Presidents have and rightly so special planes and they do not use Highways.

In the Long Exempted List why are Physically Handicapped Car Travelers not included ? Why So. ?

Small cars like Maruti 800 and Nano cars should be exempted from paying Toll Tax .

Presently a Nano car is made to pay the same amount as a BMW

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