Intensifying its drive to recover dues against the cell phone companies, the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) collected Rs 2.5 crore in the form of tax from the mobile towers in the city.
The AMC is hoping to earn Rs 1 cr more by the end of this financial year.
There are 360 mobile towers of different cell phone companies in the city, out of which only 49 towers are legal.
So far the AMC has sealed 22 towers under the drive and later on it will allow them to operate after clearing the dues.
As reported earlier, the AMC had decided to collect Rs 4 lakh against regularising each tower. Later on, the cell phone companies approached the high court, wherein the court directed the AMC to collect around Rs 30,000 per tower till the Government of Maharashtra frames the policy on the mobile towers.