Mangaluru: Hejamady-Suratkal tollgates to be merged into one

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Nov 30: PWD minister, Dr H C Mahadevappa, said that the National Highway Authority of India will soon be submitting a proposal to state government recommending merger of the two tollgates operating near NITK Suratkal and Hejamady.

The minister was replying to a query raised at the winter session of the assembly by city (north) MLA, B A Mohiuddin Bava, on Wednesday November 29. Bava had questioned the government as to whether it is aware that two tollgates have been located on national highway 66 within a space of five km.

In a written reply, the minister said that the toll plazas which have been erected at these two places are temporary in nature and that the project implementation unit of National Highways Authority at Mangaluru has submitted a proposal to the office of the authority's chief general manager at Bengaluru to merge them. The authority has already said that it will soon forward this proposal to the state government, the minister stated.

The minister added that there was a proposal when building Suratkal tollgate to remove it after a permanent tollgate came up at Hejamady.


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  • roshan, mangalore

    Thu, Nov 30 2017

    After paying road tax for new vechile , why should we pay toll......?

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  • Sandy, Udupi

    Thu, Nov 30 2017

    For politicians and NHAI babus to buy cars

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Thu, Nov 30 2017

    Good news provided implemented without any major changes

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  • dinesh shetty, Nitte/Dubai

    Thu, Nov 30 2017

    Then its very clear..Surathkal toll booth is a day light robbery....its a big LOOT....can we guess the beneficiaries??? why nobody protesting???do you know kindly comment . Even in Hejmadi toll exempt KA 20,21,19 and new Surathkal RTO registered Vehicles for paying toll

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  • John Tauro, M'luru / Kwt

    Thu, Nov 30 2017

    There should be toll tax only while crossing state borders, that too for vehicles with state permits. Vehicles with All India Permits should be exempted from toll tax. Toll gates between cities or districts should be abolished altogether. This is an additional burden for vehicle owners.

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  • ASHOK SHETTY, udupi

    Thu, Nov 30 2017

    We know that but When.................................................................?

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  • Desi Jawan, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 30 2017

    Only will congratulate if it does happen. As elections are getting near all such empty promises are nothing new.

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  • SJM, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 30 2017

    The Worlds Most Suratkal "Kachra" tollgate will die soon ???

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  • ayes p., kudla/ksa

    Thu, Nov 30 2017

    good news for all vehicle owners!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Nov 30 2017

    Good News ...

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  • Ahmed K.C., Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 30 2017

    Why should public pay for roads separately when we are paying so much in taxes ?
    GST everything 5% 12% 18% 28%
    Car Registration to RTO 13% to 18% Karnataka
    Petrol, Diesel Tax which is @ may be 80%
    After collecting so much in taxes, govt's duty is to provide basic infrastructure to public ie., Road, Drainage, Water, Electricity, Security etc.,
    They fails miserably in providing quality infrastructure.
    WHY PAY SEPARATELY ??????????

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  • Abdul, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 30 2017

    Well said. But people are least bothered about these things. In stead of protesting against movie, beef and other silly things if people are protested against corruption toll gates situation would have been different now. It's a complete loot of people by govt

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 30 2017

    When all are paying this much havey tax to Govt, then whey all this toll ? Where goes all tax money?

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  • Ozy, Surathkal

    Thu, Nov 30 2017

    Tax collected money goes in the hole.

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