Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has asked traders of the twin cities to obtain fresh or renew their respective trade licences for the year 2013-14 at any of the citizen service centres or MeeSeva centres by June end.

A 25 per cent penalty will be imposed on the licence fee if it is paid between July 1 and August ending and the same will be escalated to 50 per cent after September 1, 2013.

Commissioner M.T. Krishna Babu in an official release warned that running trades without taking the licence was illegal and the corporation could seize the goods and get the premises closed.