This will help transportation of goods to their destination quickly and will also curtail tax evasion and increase tax revenue.
In a press release today, the Tamil Nadu government said that anti-social activities like smuggling, hoarding and tax evasion, should be curtailed for the state to become wealthy. The check posts in the Tamil Nadu border areas played an important role in curtailing tax evasions, it added.
To help government departments in jointly doing this work effectively, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had already ordered upgradation of a check post in the Pethikkuppam area on the borders of Tiruvallur district into an integrated modern check post with all facilities.
Ms Jayalalithaa has now ordered renovation of major check posts in 15 places including Puzhal, K G Savadi, Hosur, Thoppur, Bannari, Ranipettai, Katpadi, Kandamangalam, Puliarai and Kalia-kaavilai, and minor check posts in 13 places including Tiruthani, Uthukottai, Peechaanoor, Gudalur, Gopalapuram, Meenatchipuram, Tharangambadi, Melvaanjur, Kottakuppam, Pattanoor, Penaiyaaru Paalam, Lower Camp and Bodi Mettu and check post terminals in 8 places Concor-Chennai , Royapuram, Egmore Railway Goods Point, Central Parcel Office, Chennai Port, Salt Quarters, and Air Cargo complex. These check posts will be renovated with excellent infrastructure facilities at a cost of 33.36 crore rupees.
The press release further said that through this fund allotment, the check posts would be revamped, new vehicles would be bought, equipment to register numbers of vehicles which pass through the check posts would be bought, store rooms would be built, necessary infrastructure including drinking water facility and toilet facility for the welfare of the employees would be provided, surveillance of vehicles, and tax evasions would be checked.
Through the mordernisation of the check posts, more number of vehicles can be checked in lesser time, and the waiting time of vehicles will be minimised. This apart, goods can reach the destination well before time and tax evasion will be fully curtailed. The Tamil Nadu government press release said that this measure taken by the Chief Minister Jayalalithaa would increase the tax revenue of the state.