Why AAP has alleged a Rs 6000-crore toll tax ‘scam’ in Delhi
Manish Sisodia has claimed that in 2017, BJP leaders in power at the Municipal Corporation of Delhi carried out a large-scale scam in toll tax collection in collusion with two private firms. The BJP has said that the charges reflect his ‘frustration into ongoing inquiries’
Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia has demanded a CBI probe into the alleged toll tax scam of Rs 6,000 crore in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.
The development came a day after the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) levelled allegations against the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) that it collided with two toll tax companies and caused huge loss to the public exchequer.
“I have written to the LG demanding a CBI probe into the toll tax scam of Rs 6,000 crore in Municipal Corporation of Delhi. The money collected from 10 lakh commercial vehicles coming to Delhi everyday was embezzled in connivance,” Sisodia tweeted.
Let’s take a closer look at the alleged Rs 6,000-crore toll scam as well as the claims and counter-claims being made:
What is the MCD’s role?
The MCD collects toll in Delhi.
Toll tax collections are managed by private contractors who make payments as per open tenders to the municipal body.
As per Indian Express, commercial vehicles entering Delhi pay between Rs 700 and Rs 1,400 for an Environment Compliance Certificate, and Rs 100 and Rs 2,000 for toll depending on size and category.
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