The Commonwealth Games Organising Committee has requested Delhi Government to waive VAT and registration fees on 2,000 vehicles it plans to buy for the mega sporting event to be held here from October 3-14.
Chairman of Organising Committee Suresh Kalmadi, in a letter to Delhi Chief Secretary Rakesh Mehta, sought the exemption for the vehicles citing financial constraints.
"We are examining the request," Mehta said when asked about the request.
Kalmadi, in the letter, said the vehicles will be procured by various wings of the organising commitee as well as some private operators who were given responsibility of arranging transportation for officials and participants in the sporting extravaganza.
The government has already granted exemption from paying luxury tax on hotel accommodation to delegates and other official participants of the event.
The exemption will be given to delegates of Commonwealth member countries, officials of the Commonwealth Games Federation, technical experts of international sports federations and staff of the broadcasting and media rights holders of the event.
It is estimated that amount involved in grant of exemption in luxury tax will be around Rs 30 crore.
Delhi Government last week decided to substantially increase the road tax cars and bikes to generate additional revenue.