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‘No more tax burden on Delhiites for CWG spending’

New Delhi: Delhiites can breathe easy as Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has ruled out any new taxes to make up for expenses incurred on the Commonwealth Games which are estimated to have cost the nation a whopping Rs 70,000 crore.

“Don’t worry. You won’t get any new tax… At least my very very firm opinion is that we don’t need to increase taxes but there is a need to make our collection system more transparent and efficient,” she told PTI when asked whether more taxes would be levied in view of the huge expenses on the Games.

Delhi government is facing serious fund crunch due to huge spending on infrastructure projects linked to the Games.

According to latest official estimates, about Rs 15,000 crore were spent by the city government for improving infrastructure facilities ahead of the sporting extravaganza.

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