Mangaluru: Surathkal toll gate collection continues after even after closure deadline


Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Jun 23: The deadline given by the union transport minister Nitin Gadkari to close the toll gates that function within a distance of 60 km is over on Wednesday, June 22. However, the toll collection continues in Surathkal toll gate, the Toll Protest Committee has alleged.

The committee in its suggestion said, “MP Nalin Kumar Kateel and MLA Dr Y Bharat Shetty could not keep their promise of getting the Surathkal toll gate closed. Now there is one more chance. The toll gate collection contract of Surathkal gets over within a week. New tender has already been called and the same will be opened on June 23. However, no contractor has submitted any tender, it is said. So the toll gate can be closed.”

On March 22, Union minister Nitin Gadkari had announced in Lok Sabha that the toll gates that exist within a distance of 60 kms will be closed within three months. Two toll gates are operating between Surathkal and Padubidri which are separated by a distance of just 12 km. Public is protesting continuously for the closure of Surathkal toll gate for a long time. Neither the representatives nor the district administration is paying any heed to the demand of the public.

 

 

  

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  • Vinod, Udupi

    Sat, Jun 25 2022

    I drive daily from udupi to mangalore and back. Have paid a toll of Rs. 20,000 in 5 months at Hejamadi and Surathkal. The condition of surathkal toll is pathetic with huge potholes right in the toll gate itself. Plus have to face regular delays at tollgates due to scanner issues. I can't understand why I have to pay such high toll for using only 100 km of highway daily without any proper road markings, street lights and which is full of unscientific traffic barriers everwhere. If you notice at surathkal toll you will find bouncers at the toll gate. I feel it is nothing but pure extortion carried out by our local politicians to fund their election campaigns. We mangaloreans were always considered as "buddivantaru" through out the world earlier, but looking at our present situation, I feel we all have become " atee- budhivantaru". Thanks to our ,highly educated' local politicians whom we have voted for.

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  • Sumesh, Mukka

    Fri, Jun 24 2022

    In these matters we should look at kerala , how they organise protest and different communities come together and protest, this kind of lootin wouldn't have happened if all cmunities come together and protest, why are local lawyers not pursuing case , is every single one getting money from this ? Thank you daijiworld , you are atleast reporting this ..

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  • Rajeev Shetty., Udupi.

    Fri, Jun 24 2022

    Mr. Nalin your promises during election including US dollar 15 became false, like your party and government doller within a short time from 60 came to 78.50, Jumblagiri at its hight.

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  • PK, Udupi

    Thu, Jun 23 2022

    Dollar at all time high and even toll collections Need toll collection moneys for 2023 if hung assembly

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  • Alphonso Dsouza, Bendur

    Thu, Jun 23 2022

    Who is the Boss? can anyone guess?

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  • Logical Thinking, India

    Thu, Jun 23 2022

    Really it is very sad to see people of twin districts , well educated are paying the toll for no reason... it is indeed people have no guts to oppose this toll gate...

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  • S g kankanady, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 23 2022

    Ofcourse ....how else to fund private jets to gauwahati

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  • roy Indian, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 23 2022

    till when nalin anna is there in MLA seat ,Surathkal toll gate collection will continues . jai modi

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  • Praveen, Mangalorean

    Thu, Jun 23 2022

    Why toll is collected ?? is it for revenue or MLA 40% ;) ..? are our roads good after collecting toll ? we need to think of road Mangalore to Bangalore...???

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 23 2022

    We are used all false promises since 2014.................... .

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  • Ozy, Surathkal

    Thu, Jun 23 2022

    This golden goose will not go away unless it is thrown away forcibly. Dk people don't have the guts.

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  • Hussein, Moodbidri

    Thu, Jun 23 2022

    People have guts. But authorities have special force, which one they had used against Asif Apadhbhandhawa.

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  • Dam, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 23 2022

    What is this... even toll gate people dont listen to Govt. orders... something fishy...

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  • Alwin, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jun 23 2022

    Who is the contractor or his political affiliation

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  • ayes p, kudla/ksa

    Thu, Jun 23 2022

    This is the impact of 40%.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Thu, Jun 23 2022

    we dont care as far as benki nalin is leading us...jai ho

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