Plans on to network entry toll gates

Plans on to network entry toll gates

 The Transport department is drawing up a plan to link all entry toll gates to Bengaluru with the department so as to keep a tab on the entry of non-Karnataka registration vehicles.

The idea has been mooted as the department is finding it difficult to find out the exact number of days for which a non-Karnataka vehicle has been plying in the State. Vehicles registered outside Karnataka have to pay life tax if they want to ply in the State for more than 30 days.

The department has found that these vehicles get toll receipts from either of the entry points to the City and would show the receipts to claim that they entered the city on a particular day and would be leaving within 30 days.

“Earlier we used to consider the toll receipts as proof for the date of entering the City, but now we have stopped the practice. We found that many non-Karnataka vehicle owners were getting toll receipts during their weekend getaways to establish that they had not exceeded their stay period. We have now many other ways of finding out the number of days for which a particular vehicle has been in the City. We are working towards linking the toll gates with the department” said Narendra Holkar, the Joint Commissioner of Transport department, Bengaluru (Urban and Rural).

The Transport department has decided to work out a module so as to link the department's software with that at the toll gates in such a manner that the department is alerted every time a non-Karnataka vehicle enters and exits the City.

Holkar said that the logistics of the system were bring worked out and it would put in place soon.

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