Bengaluru: Government fails transport sector - No tax concession yet


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Oct 14: The transport sector is bleeding under the adverse influence of corona-induced lockdown. It has been demanding for road tax exemption from the government but their pleas have gone unheard. The government has only waived tax for two months. The sector was seeking a six month tax holiday and three months tax concession.

Governments in seven states have extended tax concessions to the transport sector to provide the impetus. But the Karnataka government has not shown any interest. When a few organisations fought seeking to meet their demands, the government had convinced them with the assurance that their demands would be met in course of time.

The vehicles have stranded since the last seven to eight months, and many have been taking to the roads with the hope that the government might meet their demands. As star hotels, international buses and tourism have not picked up, taxis are running without customers. The taxi owners rue the fact that if the vehicles are parked, they will develop problems, and if they are run, they have to pay heavy taxes. They are seeking a concession and compensation.

The ministers and government officials need to understand that when the vehicles are run, the government stands to earn by way of taxes on petroleum products. If the automobile and spare parts business have to revive, vehicles have to be run, leaders of organizations feel.

About 4.8 lac owners of stage carriages, contract vehicles, school vehicles, private service vehicles, motor cabs, taxi cabs and other taxis have been waiting hopefully that the much-awaited tax exemption will be announced by the government.

  

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Thu, Oct 15 2020

    The transport sector is in shambles, bleeding, across India !! The government should be gracious, to waiver tax, for atleast 6 months !!!

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  • Bala K, Urwa

    Thu, Oct 15 2020

    Announced so much ..reached Little.

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  • Naveen, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 15 2020

    Why concession required. Pvt bus and taxi service looted karnataka people with there very high ticket charges. Union in charge person please check but ticket price in other state Odisha. In mangalore City bus service looting today also.
    Better to remove all pvt bus services from karnataka.

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  • Raj, mangalore

    Thu, Oct 15 2020

    as if you are a saint... what do you mean by loot?? if so then why don't you go to the court?? simply dont be a frog of the pond. you should know what you comment.

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  • Naveen, DAKSHINA KANNADA

    Thu, Oct 15 2020

    Mr. Raj.

    Kindly check the bus ticket charges in other state . behavior and driving also .

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Oct 14 2020

    Next time vote only for Graduates ...

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  • Kiran Poojary, Bengaluru/Mangaluru

    Wed, Oct 14 2020

    There is a demand from auto manufacturers to Central Goverment to reduce the GST on cars from 28% to 18% and to state government to reduce the RTO fee. If these are met 12 Laks Rs car will become cheaper by around 2 lakhs and it will boost sales which in turn will boost manufacturing sector. They are not asking for full tax rebate. That too they are seeking this relaxation only for 9 months. I hope some sense will prevail to donkeys sitting in Bengaluru and New Delhi. Toyota Motors has already shut down operations in their 2nd plant in Bangalore and stated that they dont have any plans of future expansion in India.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Wed, Oct 14 2020

    "The transport sector is bleeding under the adverse influence of corona-induced lockdown. It has been demanding for road tax exemption from the government but their pleas have gone unheard."....In my school books I still remember reading that the Government is by the people and for the people. Is it true till today (because I studied this nearly 35/40 years back and may not be applicable now...!!!!???? Please write a reply.

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