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People of Nepal are afraid of Corona, the government needs taxes!

Crowds of taxpayers in Lalitpur Metropolitan City. Photo Courtesy: onlinekhabar

KATHMANDU: A 75-year-old man has been queuing in front of the Revenue Administration Division in Lalitpur Metropolitan City since 11 am to pay taxes on his house. Her mask has fallen off her nose. Coming from Balkumari, he is suffering from high blood pressure. However, he has been in a huddle for two hours.

Not afraid of Corona? He replies, ‘I’m scared. But, there is no happiness without it. ‘As he is old, the metropolis has given only one discount. No need to stand in line and rest somewhere until the line turns. He says, ‘That’s the only discount and I’ve just come and sat in the chair. There is no other law. ‘

The line of those who have reached Lalitpur Metropolitan City to pay house tax is about 300 meters. However, no service recipients seem to be standing in line at a distance.

People are hanging like bees in the window of room 102 where revenue is paid.

Manju, who was found in the crowd paying taxes, is also sitting in a frightening line with Corona. She says, ‘I also checked to see if there was any provision online. But, seeing no provision, I have to come here and sit in the crowd to pay taxes. ‘

Samsher Chand, who was sitting next to him, complained that people were fighting as there was no arrangement to maintain distance in the line. He was found in the line at one o’clock in the afternoon and has been in the line for an hour. Samsher says, “What to do for fear of Corona, now you have to pay a fine without paying taxes.”
Pushkar Bhatt, 57, has the same problem. He has complained that the corporation has not managed the line.

In order to maintain the distance, the tax payment line has been cordoned off. But, no one seems to be sitting in that circle. Arrangements have been made to sanitize and measure fever before entering the metropolitan area.
Rudra Prasad Gautam, information officer of the metropolis, said that it has been open for revenue collection since July 31. “Customers will be able to pay taxes throughout the year,” he said.

Published Date: Thursday, August 6th, 2020 | 10:23 AM

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