The Belgaum Chamber of Commerce and Industry has requested the Goa government to withdraw its decision to levy entry tax on vehicles entering Goa.

According to a release issued on Friday, BCCI president Satish Tendolkar said the Goa government hoped to increase revenue by collecting entry tax. However, the entry tax on vehicles could be counter-productive as Goa is completely dependent on other States for commodities, including vegetables and other grocery items, he said.

The Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry has expressed support to the BCCI, Mr. Tendolkar said.

Office-bearers of the Belgaum chamber would meet Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and submit a memorandum in this regard, he added.