Toll tax on Karachi roads to increase KMC revenue, says deputy mayor

KARACHI (HRNW) Deputy Mayor Salman Abdullah Murad on Thursday said the toll tax is being imposed so that the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) could stand on its own feet to serve the metropolis.

Speaking on Geo Pakistan, Abdullah said the toll tax on roads under the KMC jurisdiction would be charged through the Sindh Excise Department.

While responding to a question, he shared that work on thoroughfares within the KMC’s limit was in progress in order to provide convenience to commuters.

In a meeting on Tuesday, the City Council approved the toll tax collection in collaboration with the Sindh Excise and Taxation Department from vehicles using the roads and bridges of Karachi.

The forum approved the new tax on a demand made through a resolution presented by Irshad Ali Advocate and Dil Muhammad.

Addressing a press conference after the session, Karachi Mayor Murtaza Wahab had said many institutions, including the National Highway, collected the toll tax, but no one gave tax in Karachi.

Citizens urged not to throw offal on roads

Meanwhile, Abdullah said the local government had taken all the towns on board for lifting of offal on Eid ul Adha.

He urged the citizens not to throw offal on roads.

“We will try that all of us collectively work for the city’s cleanliness,” he said.