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Kundapur: Sasthan tollgate protest intensifies - shops closed, heavy security deployed

Silvester D'Souza

Daijiworld Media Network - Kundapur (MS)

Kundapur, Dec 7: The protest at Sasthan tollgate demanding the exclusion of KA 20 registration vehicles from paying toll charges, in addition to other demands, is getting intensified. The Highway Awareness Committee had given the call for a bandh on Friday, December 7 and they are getting massive support from the public and organizations.

Nearly 130 organizations have called for this bandh. Already protesters in large numbers have gathered near the tollgate and a meeting is going to start in a while.

The district administration, which has taken a serious note of the situation, had deployed police personnel in huge numbers that was never seen before in the history of the taluk. The police are not allowing the protesters to stop any vehicles. All the shops and establishments are closed as a mark of support for the protest.

One additional SP, two DySP, six circle inspectors, 12 police sub-inspectors, 21 assistant sub-inspectors, 38 SCPC, 71 head constables, 28 women police constables, eight police vans, three companies of KASRP, four companies of BAR, ambulances and fire service personnel are deployed at the spot.

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Fri, Dec 7 2018

    Nothing will change...toll will be collected fearlessly as most political people immaterial of party has a share in the revenue. Forget the road condition and pot holes for next few decades....Roads may perish...bridges may crumble....toll will continue unabated!!
    They may never publish details of contracts leading to Toll collection.... Any RTI activist tries....his life may be at risk!!
    Toll is a new way of extortion of a common man!!
    Politicians and babus are sarcastically serving common citizen!!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Dec 7 2018

    We dodn't want this money to in the hands of BJP Politicians ...

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Fri, Dec 7 2018

    v da citizens r paying road tax - during purchasing of vehicle & paying g.s.t. y citizens, da daily commuters r complled 2 pay @ tollgate. dis central cow govt. should be thrown out.

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  • medwin, mulki

    Fri, Dec 7 2018

    why you are using cow here. no cow, no pig, no goat. it is man made problem. you are simply dragging something else. that is the reason some issues are become unsolved due to political angel. do you know who owned the navayug company?

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