Mangaluru: Suratkal tollgate - Contract renewed, new entity takes over


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Nov 27: The union government has renewed the contract of Suratkal toll plaza. From Tuesday onward, a new concern, Riddhi Siddhi Associates, has taken over the collection work.

The previous toll collection contract had ended on November 18. This tollgate does not have any basic facilities. Moreover, two more tollgates are located within a distance of 36 km. Therefore, the locals have been protesting against this tollgate. During the renewal of the previous contract, protests had been held for 12 days. Local MLAs and MPs had requested the centre to close this tollgate. National Highways Authority of India has however, renewed the contract for the toll gate by another year.


Suratkal toll plaza (file photo)

Keshav Aggarwal Company, which was in this gate so far, was given target of collecting Rs 9.7 lac per day. It said it was facing losses, and had tried to levy charges even for local vehicles but the locals had protested.

Riddi Siddhi associates has now taken the contract with a targeted collection figure of Rs 10.3 lac per day. The officials do not know whether the clause of contract includes collection of toll from local vehicles. As if the authorities will levy this charge even local vehicles, the gate where the passage of vehicles was free till now, has now been fixed with Fastag equipment.

  

Comment on this article

  • Rudy Almeida, UDUPI

    Wed, Nov 27 2019

    I hate this place whenever I travel this two toll gates. after all money making business. this only in india

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  • Ahmed K. C., Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 27 2019

    While entering at this toll gate you are forced to pay hefty toll charges and punished very severely by making you to travel / drive through such a pathetic road.
    Why should we pay for bad roads ???

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Wed, Nov 27 2019

    Why government is not publishing the cost of the road, how many years toll will be collected? What are they doing with vehicle taxes??? Tax payer has a right to know! Can the blind bhaktha voters wake up their MPs and MLAs????

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  • Vishal Kumar, mangalore

    Wed, Nov 27 2019

    Aggarwal,Ridhi Sidhi.Lol,north indians looting innocent mangaloreans

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  • Iota, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 27 2019

    Top to bottom BJP and toll for gujiri road...achhe din

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  • Dsouza, Mudarangadi /Udupi

    Wed, Nov 27 2019

    Lota,
    Even toll building is also guiri man!!

    Now let peoples decide whom to vote next time.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Wed, Nov 27 2019

    "Local MP's and MLA's requested to close this toll gate"...is just a eye wash.

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  • Dsouza, Mudarangadi /Udupi

    Wed, Nov 27 2019

    New employment opportunity.""""

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  • VISHUKIRAN FERNANDES, Kalasa

    Wed, Nov 27 2019

    Leeches sucking blood

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  • Rajesh, Mukka/Dubai

    Wed, Nov 27 2019

    Let the elected candidates physically collect the toll people would be happy to pay toll for electing them

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  • Sunil Kumar, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 27 2019

    Latpot roadg daye toll

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  • Anand R, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 27 2019

    This is not toll plaza... But it is a loot plaza

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Wed, Nov 27 2019

    And this loot is supported by MP/ MLAs? First provide good road.....why extortion on non existing off roads???

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  • Anand R, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 27 2019

    MLAs and MPs are cheaters. Never they respond or look into the complaints that we make

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