Originally Posted by powerpacked
Aathupalam Bridge over the Noyyal
Is that the same bridge we are discussing about
Yes it is that bridge.
Collecting toll for such a small bridge for a period of more than 20 years even when that is the only entry point to the City from two directions. Allowing toll free entry to local vehicles is a good thing. But this bridge is a high traffic one with thouands of vehiclesfrom near by towns pass through daily.
Originally Posted by Iron Rock
The issue I have is more fundamental , if you have toll roads - they have to comply to a certain national standard - you cannot have single lane tar roads with toll imposed. At a minimum they should be 3 lane each side is my view and gated(so there are no cows and bulls joining the fray).
there has to be a standard set for toll booths, if they can save time/money and fuel in turn i dont think there is an issue in putting up a toll - afterall well maintained roads are good for our cars as well. But unfortunately in India toll booths create traffic problems than resolve them!
There are several roads in our country where toll is collected for double line roads (without any divider).
Toll is justified for well constructed maintained roads which are at least 4 lane.
In Bangalore a toll of Rs 139 is charged for a distance of 30 - 40 km (NICE Road) and its still not constructed properly and not even complete yet.
Originally Posted by dharmesh
This is good point mentioned here. Atleast cars with local registeration number should be excluded from paying toll at local tool booth.s
In Gujarat, toll is not collected from vehicles with local registration numbers in NH8