Kolkata: A week ahead of the much-awaited penultimate Test match of master blaster Sachin Tendulkar at the Eden Gardens, the local staging association and the city civic body are involved in a spat over payment of amusement tax.
The dispute started after the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) demanded the tax for the Nov 6-10 India-West Indies match as also the outstanding dues. According to the KMC, the total outstanding has soared to over Rs.3 crore.
The KMC arrived at the amount by levying Rs.15 for every seat per day of the five-day match in the 65,000-capacity stadium. According to the civic body, the outstanding dues for previous matches at the ground total Rs.2.66 crore.