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Udupi : Toll collection withheld temporarily following protests

Udupi : Toll collection withheld temporarily following protests


Mangalore Today News Network

Udupi, Feb 1, 2017 :  Toll Collection at three toll booths  along the National Highway 66 from Kundapur to  Kasargod by the Navayug  Infrastructure  which has been entrusted with the Highway works, has been  withheld following protest by locals and due to the intervention of local leader and former MP Jayaprakash Hegde.

Though toll collection was supposed to begin on February 1, locals  under the leadership of the Heddari Jagruthi Samithi  had strongly opposed the same and had warned that toll collection would not be allowed until various pending matters were resolved.


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 Former MP Jayaprakash Hegde who spoke to the  protestors said  that the administration has asked the company against collecting toll and that the issue would be discussed once the Udupi DC who is in Bengaluru returns on February 1.

Meanwhile, residents of Sasthana Gundmi also staged a protest in front of the Toll gate opposing toll collection until their demands were fulfilled.


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Nithin Kumar, Kavoorr Wed, February-1-2017, 12:20
Protesting is common factor of the people to fight back the government .
Pavitra S Kini, Bantwal Wed, February-1-2017, 12:18
We have to protest against this because once the road is constructed it won’t be problem but in many stretch the road is not complete and it is not fair to collect it right now
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