The Telangana government has extended the deadline for its Early Bird property tax scheme, under which taxpayers can avail themselves of a rebate of five percent on their property tax payments, for the 2021-22 financial year from April 30 to May 31 across all the ULBs in the state, including Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.
The decision was reportedly taken after considering the prevailing public health emergency that has been triggered by the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has hit the state quite badly
Principal Secretary (Municipal Administration and Urban Development) Arvind Kumar issued the orders for the extension on Saturday.
In the wake of the ever-rising cases of Covid-19 in the state, the TRS regime has taken several measures to contain the further spread of the disease - it has extended the ongoing night curfew
till May 8, and has temporarily closed the state's zoo parks, tiger reserves, and horticulture parks as well.
The Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad and the Kakatiya Zoological Park in Warangal are also being closed.
Some days ago, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao had even directed state DGP M Mahender Reddy to enforce the mask-wearing rule strictly by imposing a Rs 1,000 fine
on people seen without face masks in public places.