Taj Mahal Served Notice: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) issued a notice to pay property tax worth Rs 1.40 lakh and a water bill worth Rs 1 crore for the Taj Mahal, the iconic marble mausoleum located in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra.
Taj Mahal Served Notice
In this regard, ASI superintending archaeologist for Agra circle Raj Patel said, “A notice for water tax and one for property tax has been issued. The property tax is around Rs 1.40 lakh and the water tax is around Rs 1 crore.”
Monuments are not liable for municipal taxes and the notice seems to have been sent by mistake in regard to which ASI has written to Nagar Nigam Agra.
A civic body official said the notice was served for property and water tax not on the monument itself but the ticket window and residential wing at eastern gate of Taj Mahal. Concurrently, the Nagar Nigam officials said demand was first raised in 2017 and it is only now that a letter was served to the ASI.