Two commercial buildings in Madurai city limits were sealed by Madurai corporation officials for not paying property tax for many years. The total arrears from these two buildings amounted to 7.1 lakh.
The first building is situated in ward 72 of zone V on Thiruparankundram Road and is owned by three people. The owners did not pay property tax since 2014-15 and the arrears amounted to 5.7 lakh for the last nine years.
Another building is also situated in the same ward. The owner has not paid property tax since 2017-18 for the last six years amounting to 1.4 lakh.
The property owners have been served notices and were approached in person several times by the officials. Since the owners were not paying the tax in spite of reminders, the buildings were sealed.