It’s not good news for people residing in east Delhi. East Delhi Municipality has proposed to increase entertainment tax by up to 100-150 times in its budget estimates for the next financial year.
It is said that to ramp up its failing finances and stem rising deficit, the East Delhi Municipal Corporation has proposed to increase entertainment tax by up to 100-150 times in its budget estimates for the next financial year. The proposed increase for class 1 is from INR 10 per show to INR 1,000 per show and for class 2 theatres, it could go up from INR 7 to INR 1,000 per show.
An east Delhi Municipal Corporation official said ”Besides, for organizing carnival and fete, we propose to charge Rs 5,000 per show. The current charge is Rs 10. It will add at least Rs 2-3 crore extra to the corporation’s pocket, annually”.
Well, we think it’s time for east Delhiites to start looking for other suitable venues to watch a movie!!
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