Assam: Sonapur, three other toll gates likely to be closed

Assam: Sonapur, three different toll gates prone to be closed

GUWAHATI: At the least 4 toll gates in Assam, together with the Nazirakahat (Sonapur) toll gate close to Guwahati, are prone to be shut down quickly.  

Aside from the Sonapur toll gate, the opposite three toll gates in Assam which can be prone to be closed down quickly are: Madanpur, Galia and Mikirati Hawgaon toll gates. 

In response to media reviews, these 4 toll gates in Assam have been violating pointers prescribed by the Nationwide Highways Authority of India (NHAI). 

These toll gates in Assam which have been violating the NHAI pointers are prone to shut down by the union highway ministry quickly. 

There are as many as 189 toll gates in India which have been violating the 60-kilometre rule laid down by the NHAI. 

Notably, union highway and transport minister Nitin Gadkari, in March, admitted that there are lots of toll gates in India, that are violating the NHAI pointers. 

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“It’s unlawful to have a couple of toll plaza for a distance of 60 km and I’ve advised this many instances. However it’s operating as we get cash. Now, I guarantee this Home that within the subsequent three months, all further toll plazas in that 60-km distance will probably be closed,” Nitin Gadkari had mentioned in March. 

Earlier, in January this 12 months, A gaggle of scholars together with members of high scholar organisations in Assam just like the AASU, AKRSU and ATASU, fashioned human chain on the Nazirakhat toll plaza, generally often called the Sonapur toll gate, close to Guwahati in Assam, demanding its instant closure alleging that staff of the toll plaza harass and misbehave with the general public. 

Even college students and lecturers are additionally allegedly misbehaved on the Sonapur toll gate in Assam. 

A protestor said that earlier the world within the Dimoria and Sonapur area was fairly peaceable however for the reason that day, the “toll gate” got here into existence, there was a brand new controversy nearly day by day. 

The protestors additional mentioned that even locals, who must be exempted from the excessive toll taxes, had been being pressured to pay the toll by the staff. 

They additional alleged that if any native within the Sonapur space or Dimoria refused to pay the tax they had been abused by the toll plaza staff.