Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2017-03-13 20:19 Bengaluru: The BBMP’s new GIS system, launched four months ago, to locate and track properties left out from paying property tax seems to working well.BBMP Commissioner Manjunath Prasad said the civic body was able to bring 2,59,523 properties under the BBMP limits. “Till June 2016, only 16,35,584 properties were under our limits. Post-GIS, the figure has increased to more than 19 lakh properties,” he said.The commissioner said with the help of GIS app, they can track the owner who has defaulted on payment. “Ours is the first municipal corporation in India to have this system. All these details are in the public domain,” he said.He also said the GIS system displayed information on legal and illegal hoardings."This way, we can send notices to those property owners who have not paid the tax. March 31 is the last date for the payment of taxes. AfterApril 1, we will send notices and also issue a warrant against them. If necessary, we will seize their properties as well,” he said.The commissioner said the BBMP had collected tax worth Rs2,043-cr so far. Last year, said Prasad, the figure was Rs1,932-cr.