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Udupi district observes complete bundh against toll

Mangalore Today News Network

Udupi, Feb 14, 2017 : The Udupi district bundh  called by various organisations in protest against toll collection on February 13, Monday turned out to be a success. Shops and business establishments downed their shutters  alongside the NH 66 at Kaup, Uchila, Ermal, Padubidri and Hejamady voluntarily. Most vehicles were off the roads except a few government buses on Mangaluru -Udupi route. Even on the  Udupi-Mangaluru-Kundapur route only a few private buses were seen on the road.


Holiday was also declared for schools and colleges  due to non-availability of public transport system.

Earlier in the morning protestors staged a rasta roko on the Highway at Padubidri and near Hejamady toll gate. Even roads in Udupi town wore a deserted look due to the bundh.

A meeting between Udupi Deputy Commissioner, NHAI officials and Navayug company is scheduled to be held at Bengaluru and a decision on toll would  be taken by February 24. The meeting is also likely to discuss the demand to   exempt KA 20 and  KA 19 registration vehicles  at the Hejamady toll gate.