Palanpur: Mehsana municipality on Friday sealed the office of Aeronautics Training Centre (ATC) at
Mehsana airfield over non-payment of tax arrears to the tune of Rs5.62 crore. It had on May 6, 2016, too, sealed
the ATC to recover tax dues. The ATC was set up by Ahmedabad Aviation & Aeronautics Ltd to train pilots at
this airfield in 2007. Municipality president Ghanshyam Solanki said “We had given them sufficient time but they failed to pay up the amount.”
The civic body had served several notices on the ATC since 2008 but they failed to elicit any response.
“Actually, we were left with no option but to seal the ATC office as many of our notices had gone unheeded,”
said Solanki, adding that “We can’t sit idle with unpaid tax dues worth several crores.” Interestingly, the annual
revenue of the municipality is just Rs10 crore.
22/07/18 Times of India