Strike in opposition to belongings tax hits lifestyles in Agartala

Agartala: A sunrise-to-nightfall strike known as by way of Congress on Friday disturbing withdrawal of the notification of Agartala Municipal Agency (AMC) enhancing property tax on city dwellers hit ordinary lifestyles right here.

The city wore a abandoned appearance for the reason that morning as schools, commercial enterprise institutions and markets remained closed. Cars have been off the roads inside the AMC location and authorities places of work, along with the civil secretariat, recoreded thin attendance.
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As many as 50 Congress supporters, consisting of its president and different leaders, had been arrested in front of the secretariat.

Lengthy-distance buses did no longer ply and there were minimum passengers in trains. There may be no document of any clash and violence. Police made special arrangements for ferrying passengers to the airport and guarding all susceptible installations, such as hospitals.

TPCC president Birajit Sinha alleged that the Left-dominated AMC hiked the belongings tax without ensuring minimal civic services to residents. “The central authorities had been giving money to Tripura for upgrading civic services within the remaining 10-15 years. But the entire fund became misutilised through birthday party cadres. We call for a unique audit on the funding and achievements of Centre-backed projects in Tripura,” stated Sinha.

He alleged that the fundamental minimal services in the AMC region, inclusive of water deliver, waste management and sustainable transportation, have now not no longer be ensured in Agartala.

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