Lockdown: Bengaluru Airport road toll hiked

Coronavirus Lockdown: Bengaluru Airport road toll hiked

The truckers' association has opposed the toll hike decision, saying "the upward revision during a period of lockdown when the revenue is hit is wrong".

Once the lockdown ends, motorists must be prepared to pay a higher toll on the airport road as the National Highways Authority of India has hiked the fee by Rs 5 to Rs 30 for various types of vehicles.

The truckers' association has opposed the decision. "This upward revision during a period of lockdown when the revenue is hit is wrong. Once the lockdown ends, we will protest against this move," said G R Shanmugappa, president of the Karnataka State Lorry Owners' and Agents' Association.

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The toll at the Sadahalli plaza, due for revision after March 31, has been hiked. Cars, jeeps and vans have to pay Rs 95 instead of Rs 90 for a single journey. The return journey fee has been increased to Rs 140.

Those without FASTags have to pay Rs 190. The monthly pass fee has gone up by Rs 5 to Rs 3,125.

Buses have to pay Rs 290 for a single journey, up from Rs 280, and Rs 435 for a return journey, up from Rs 420.

Vehicles with seven or more axles have to pay Rs 575 instead of Rs 555 for a single journey. The return-journey ticket has gone up by Rs 30.