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BIA road: Firms await court order to collect toll

Taxi Drivers’ Association got a breather of two days after the High Court lifted the stay on collection of toll on NH-7 Bangalore- Bellary Road leading to Bangalore International Airport.

Published: 03rd September 2012 10:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd September 2012 10:28 AM   |  A+A-

Taxi Drivers’ Association got a breather of two days after the High Court lifted the stay on collection of toll on NH-7 Bangalore- Bellary Road leading to Bangalore International Airport.

 The Navayuga Devanahalli Tollway Private Limited and the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) are awaiting a copy of the High C ourt order to start collecting toll at Sadarahalli Gate.

 A senior NHAI official on Sunday said they were hoping to get the court order on Monday.

 “There has been an unanticipated delay in receiving a copy of the court order.

 We will start collecting toll on NH-7 only after we get the copy,” he said.

 ‘Burden’ on Customers Meanwhile, the taxi, maxi cab and city cab associations have decided to pass on the extra burden onto their customers.

 “We have decided that it is impossible for us to sustain ourselves if we have to pay `60 for parking at the BIA and then pay this toll amount too.

 As it is we are burdened with various problems of increasing fuel prices and speed governors.

 We have decided to make our customers pay for it,” said Radhakrishna Holla, secretary, Bangalore Taxi Drivers’ Association.

 Even the farmers’ associations from Devanahalli and surrounding areas have been devising methods to avoid paying toll that is likely to be imposed starting today.

 “We are hoping that a solution will come up.

 We earn barely a few rupees in our business and to spend the same on toll for a road which is not even complete is unfair,” said Jagadish, member of a local farmer’s group.

 



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