The general body and the standing committee of the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) at their meeting on Thursday hiked the fees for various facilities and services it was offering to citizens.

The fees for the use of facilities at various stadiums, gymnasiums and swimming pools maintained by the VMC have been enhanced by about 100 per cent after a gap of 16 years.

The monthly fee of gyms that were charging Rs.50 and Rs.100 for children and adults respectively has been enhanced to Rs.100 and Rs.200. Similarly, the fee for facilities in MBA Stadium that was Rs.100 and Rs.200 for children and adults respectively has been enhanced to Rs.200 and Rs.400. There has been no enhancement in using facilities at the Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium.

The VMC General Body also took a decision to add three storeys to the N.T.R. Complex. It also took a decision to raise Rs.11 crore through goodwill and Rs.5.82 crore as loan from nationalised banks for construction of the additional storeys.

It also decided to change the advocate, who is attending cases of VMC in High Court. The important decisions taken by the standing committee were enhancing the rent of the canteen in the VMC office and extension of its lease, exempting Navajeen Bala Bhavan shelter for street children of municipal taxes and allocating place for Indian Bank ATM in Kaleswara Rao market.

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