Shimla : If you heading for Shimla, the erstwhile summer capital of British India, to enjoy the cool hills coated with cedars, be prepared to pay an entry tax of Rs.200 if you are travelling in a car that is not registered in Himachal Pradesh.
The Shimla Municipal Corporation will impose the tax from April 1 at all entry points to Shimla on all class of automobiles, both commercial and private, not belonging to the state. The measure is expected to raise Rs.6 crore annually.
The corporation approved the measure, in line with that in force in Manali town, at its budget session that began Monday, an official said .
A two-wheeler will have to pay Rs.100 per entry, whereas a car and a bus have to pay Rs.200 and Rs.500 respectively per entry.
Mayor Madhu Sood said the funds generated through entry tax would be utilised for creating infrastructure for the tourists.