"The committee rejects all new tax proposals and hike in the old ones. We do not wish to put burden on the masses. Besides, for cleanliness and sanitation purpose the proposed budget has been increased form Rs 240 lakh to Rs 480 lakh," Tyagi said.

The municipal commissioner of the cash-strapped East Delhi Municipal Corporation in November had proposed a 45 percent hike in base unit area value for property tax assessment and had sought a Rs 600 cr grant from the Delhi government to come out of the red.

But, with elections in the offing, the BJP-led civic body played safe, despite being debt-ridden.

Besides, the panel proposed regularising the unauthorised parking sites and change in the parking fees to increase the corporation's revenue.

"A budget of Rs 10 lakh for this year and Rs 500 lakh for the next financial year has also been proposed for LED streetlights and Rs 100 lakh has been earmarked for the facility of medical and insurance scheme for councillors," he said.

The budget for road construction is proposed to increase from Rs 960 lakh to Rs 3200 lakh, he said.

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