The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has decided to increase charges for the issuance of no objection certificates (NOCs) for building fuel service stations.
"Islamabad Mayor CDA Shaikh Ansar Aziz directed officials to revise the fee because he believes that it should be revised after every two years".
The charges for getting an NOC are: Rs 2,500 per square yard against the total area of fuel service station, Rs 125,000 as case processing fee, and Rs 25,000 as annual departmental charges. These rates were approved by the CDA Board in 2013.
CDA also charges a one-time Rs 500,000 conversion fee for converting fuel service stations into CNG stations or vice versa.
"A summary in this regard has been prepared by the Planning Wing in consultation with Finance Wing. It will soon be placed before the CDA Board for final approval," mayor said.
"The summary recommends three options: a 10 percent raise, 20 percent raise or a 30 percent increase in the existing rates. It is up to the board to make the final decision," the source said.
Though the civic body is increasing NOC charges for fuel stations, it has failed to collect direct access and right of way charges set by its board two years ago.
The charges were supposed to be collected by the Directorate of Municipal Administration (DMA) from the owners of fuel service stations, CNG stations and housing societies.
"It was the duty of DMA to collect these charges. If it fails to do so, then we will take action. The dues will be collected from everyone without any discrimination," he said. Source: Daily Times PWKD09082017