Drive against tax evasion borne fruit, collected Rs 178 cr in May

Drive against tax evasion borne fruit, collected Rs 178 cr in May

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  • June 7, 2022
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DRIVE AGAINST TAX EVASION BORNE FRUIT; TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT’S REVENUE COLLECTION DOUBLED

 

COLLECTED RS.178 CRORE DURING MAY 2022 AGAINST RS.91.69 CRORE IN THE CORRESPONDING PERIOD

Chandigarh, June 7:

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann led the state government’s drive against tax defaulters, illegal activities, and bus operators sans permits borne fruit as the transport department registered around double revenue collection in the month of May.

Punjab Transport department had registered Rs.91.69 crore revenue during May 2021 from fees, compounding fees, two types of cess, and motor vehicle tax, while the revenue has been doubled from these collections up till May 31, 2022, which showed an increase of 94 percent with Rs.178 crore.

Similarly, the Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (P.R.T.C.) has also registered almost double revenue this year due to the concerted efforts of the state government to increase the revenue of the department. The corporation has collected Rs.42.05 crore in May this year against Rs.23.28 crore in the corresponding period of the previous year.

Likewise, the Punjab Roadways/PUNBUS has also registered more than double its revenue during this period. The revenue collection of Punjab Roadways/PUNBUS has recorded Rs.26.63 crore during May 2021, which has increased to Rs.57.03 crore during May 2022, which becomes around 119 percent more than the total income from May 2021.

The PRTC and Punjab Roadways/PUNBUS had provided free travel facilities to women at a cost of Rs.9.49 crore and Rs.10.09 crore in May 2021 against Rs.29.40 crore and Rs.22.90 crore in May 2022, respectively.

Meanwhile, Punjab Transport Minister S. Laljit Singh Bhullar informed that the clear instructions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann to eradicate corruption and drive against tax evasion have ensured the increase in the revenue of the department, saying that a fleet of around 3500 buses of PRTC and Punjab Roadways/PUNBUS is plying on the roads and we are committed to providing safe and qualitative travel service to the passengers.

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