AMC seals 137 shops for non-payment of dues

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 19 May 2017 10:35:31

Amravati Bureau


AMRAVATI Municipal Corporation sealed as many as 137 shops from Jawahar Gate Commercial Complex at Jawahar Gate for alleged non-payment of rent, illegal mutual contracts, or having sub-tenants in these shops. The action was taken by Marketing and Licensing Department of Amravati Municipal Corporation as per instructions from Municipal Commissioner. Total 54 shops of Priyadarshani Indira Gandhi Commercial Complex from Jaistambha Square were sealed on Wednesday.

Hemant Pawar, Amravati Municipal Commissioner, started recovery drive from shop holders of AMC complexes and
also from property holders. As part of that, AMC administration started checking about shops at Jawahar Gate Commercial Complex. Officers found rent outstanding worth lakhs towards many shop owners.

Cases of illegal mutual selling of shops also came to light. Some of them have kept sub-tenants at the shops.
Taking cognizance of that AMC officers had sealed total 137 shops from the Complex. The action has been taken by Keshav
Thakare, Inspector of Marketing and Licensing Department,
Anand Kashikar, Sanket Wagh, Engineer, Swapnil Mahalle and Amar Sirwani under the guidance of Narendra Wankhade, Deputy Municipal Commissioner. The drive started by AMC has brought fear among shop owners who have pending rent to pay or have made illegal contracts.