Mumbai : Aamby Valley on Tuesday cleared all the outstanding tax dues, the management has said. “We had paid the tax amount of Rs 4.25 crore for the financial years of 2013-14 and 2014-15. The outstanding amount for 2014-15 was Rs 27.27 lakh. The outstanding tax amount for 2015-16 was Rs 2.26 crore.
We had time till March 31 to pay the amount. We have paid both the outstanding amounts by cheque at the insistence of the department,” the statement released by the company’s CEO Vivek Kumar said.
Earlier in the day, state’s revenue department sealed the Aamby Valley for several hours for non-payment of non-agricultural tax of Rs 27.27 lakh for the financial year 2014-15.
The seal was broken late in the afternoon after the company cleared all outstanding tax dues.Tehsildar of Mulshi taluka Nagesh Gaikwad sealed the resort’s main entrance gate and its administrative sections.
However, the back entrance was kept open for the township’s staffers and residents. Gaikwad said that the action was taken after the company failed to pay its dues in spite of serving notice to do so.
He also served a notice to the resort authorities to clear the two-year-old dues by March-end, failing which the government would initiate legal proceedings.
However, company’s CEO Kumar alleged that the Revenue Department’s approach was high-handed.
Branded as Independent India’s first planned hill city Aamby Valley is spread over 10,000 acres and is valued at Rs 1 lakh crore.