MLA warns of damaging toll plaza

MLA warns of damaging toll plaza

Mangaluru North MLA Dr Bharath Shetty warned of vandalising the toll plaza in Surathkal if the toll authorities continued to collect toll from local registration vehicles from March 1.

He said, “If toll is collected from smaller vehicles, I will not hesitate to damage the plaza. The plazas are at various locations on NH 66. There are no alternative roads for locals. The authorities have not completed the service road as well.”

“Earlier, vehicles were exempted from paying the toll, with an understanding between the district administration and the NHAI. The unilateral decision to collect toll cannot be accepted. The contractor collecting toll will be held responsible if any untoward incident takes place after start of toll collection from all local vehicles from March 1,” he warned in a press release.