After over two decades of demands being made by locals, the Maharashtra government, in September 2016, issued a notification declaring Panvel a municipal corporation. The Panvel Municipal Corporation (PMC) came into existence from October 1, 2016.
The notification to convert Panvel into a corporation was first issued in 1991 but the attempts did not materialise. The formation of the PMC resulted in India’s first municipal council in Panvel becoming a municipal corporation – the Panvel Municipal Council was established on August 25, 1852, as the first municipal council in India by the British. It is also Maharashtra’s 27th and Raigad district’s first municipal corporation.
Areas under the PMC
The Panvel Municipal Corporation has jurisdiction over Panvel city and 29 villages. The 29 villages under the PMC include Taloja Panchnand, Kalundre, Kharghar, Ulwe, Devicha Pada, Kamothe, Chal, Navde, Tondare, Pendhar, Kalamboli, Khidukpada, Roadpali, Padghe, Walvli, Pale Khurd, Tembhode, Asudgaon, Bid, Adivali, Rohinjan, Dhansar, Pisarve, Turbhe, Karvale Budruk, Nagzari, Taloje Majkur, Ghot and Koynavele. The areas under the PMC also cover Taloja MIDC, CIDCO areas and several gram panchayats.
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“With effect from October 1, 2016, the whole of Panvel Municipal Council smaller urban area and the areas specified in the schedule, shall be a larger urban area known by the name of the Municipal Corporation of the city of Panvel,” the state government document notifying the formation of the PMC read.
Spread over 110 hectares, Panvel has a population of five lakh people, according to the Census 2011.
Citizen services on Panvel Municipal Corporation website
Quick links on the PMC portal that help citizens avail of various services and information include the ‘Know and Pay your Water Dues’ and ‘Birth, Death Register Certificate’. You can also pay the Local Body Tax (LBT) on the portal.
PMC launches online payment option for property tax
In March 2021, the civic body launched an online Panvel Municipal Corporation property tax payment option. Since this was the first time that the PMC would collect property tax since its inception in 2016, it would levy the property tax retrospectively.
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Property tax bill Panvel Municipal Corporation online payment
On the homepage, towards the right side you would find the ‘Know and Pay Your Property Tax’ tab. Click on the same to proceed with property tax payment in Panvel.
When did Panvel Municipal Corporation come into existence?
The Panvel Municipal Council was established in 1852 and the Panvel Municipal Corporation came into existence on October 1, 2016.
What comes under Panvel Municipal Corporation?
The Panvel Municipal Corporation includes Panvel city, 29 villages, Taloja MIDC and CIDCO areas and several gram panchayats.