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Get 2% off in property tax for EV charging stations | Kolhapur News – Times of India

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Kolhapur: The Kolhapur Municipal Corporation has become first civic body in the state to offer concessions in the property tax to housing societies and individuals for setting up charging stations for electric vehicles as per the Maharashtra government’s Electric Vehicles Policy.
KMC’s administrator Kadambari Balkawade signed the administrative order to implement the decision on Wednesday. Kolhapur district guardian minister Satej Patil made the announcement regarding the civic body’s decision on Thursday.
According to the order, the individuals will get 2% concession in the property tax if they set up the charging stations for charging of their own electric vehicles and make the facility available to the other electric vehicles owners without causing obstruction to the traffic. For the housing societies, the concession will be up to 3% if the charging station is set up without consuming space for vehicle parking. The housing societies can also operate the charging stations not just for the residents of the societies but for commercial purposes.
If the charging station is restricted only for the residents of the housing society and not for commercial purpose, then the property tax for the space utilised will be charged as per domestic rates and not commercial rates of property tax. In any case, the charging station should not obstruct the emergency path of the housing society.
“The decision has been taken to promote electric vehicles and clean environment. To further the cause and help Kolhapur citizens benefit from the policy, the decision to grant concession in the property taxes has been taken,” said Patil.
The consumers from Kolhapur city are slowly turning to the environment-friendly transportation. A steady rise in the electric scooters has been reported in the city in last few months and the sale is likely to grow further. The city, however, lacks common electric charging stations mainly for the cars. Therefore, the sale of electric cars is low and consumers still prefer petrol or diesel cars.

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