Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Licence renewal soon

Licence renewal soon
Bangalore, DHNS:
BBMP has taken up renewal of trade licences in three phases.

The process will begin on February 1 and traders can renew their licences without penalty till February 29. Those who apply for renewal between March 1 and March 31 will have to pay 25 per cent of the licence fee as penalty.

For renewals between April 1 and June 30, traders have to pay double the licence fee as penalty. Palike commissioner Dr S Subramanya said licences will be renewed without inspecting trade premises. The Palike has tied up with the Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industries to renew trade licences. Palike counters will be set up at the FKCCI head office on KG Road for the purpose. The counters will be open till February 29. Traders should produce filled in application, the fee and the original trade licence certificate issued for the year 2007-08.

Fresh licence

He said traders can also apply for fresh licences through counters at FKCCI. Fresh licences for non-food trades will be issued within three working days without inspection.


The population of Bangalore city is close to 70 lakh. The city has 27 lakh registered vehicles, but only 39,115 licenced traders! BBMP commissioner Dr S Subramanya revealed this on Monday and said in 2005-06 there were 36,500 authorised traders in the Palike limits. After Suvarna Paravanagi was introduced for 2007-08, the number had increased to 39,115.


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