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Government mulls toll on roads under PPP

Published: 19th June 2013 09:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th June 2013 09:18 AM   |  A+A-

The Karnataka Government is ready to collect toll on roads laid under Private-Public Partnership (PPP), Public Works Minister H C Mahadevappa told reporters on Tuesday.

For this the department has identified certain roads in Hubli, Bangalore and other places, he said. The previous government had dropped the idea following stiff opposition from its members. However, the incumbent government was ready to impose toll as roads had been developed by borrowing loans from various financial institutions, including the World Bank.  “I will examine the report, which has identified roads for collecting toll and take a suitable decision,” he said.

On rampant sand mining in several districts, Mahadevappa said a Cabinet Sub-committee under his chairmanship has been constituted to study and announce a sand policy for the state in 3 months.  He said so far, there is no data available on requirement of sand for the whole state because of which reckless sand extraction was going on.

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