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SC to hear plea on DND toll issue tomorrow

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Supreme will on Friday hear the plea filed by the Toll Bridge Company seeking to set aside the High Court's order to charge toll on the DND flyover.

The High had earlier on Wednesday declared the DND route as toll free.

The flyover connects on the west bank of the Yamuna with and East

A division bench comprising Justices Arun Tandon and Sunita Agarwal passed the order while allowing a filed by the Federation of Residents' Welfare Association.

The PIL, which was filed in 2012, had challenged the "levy and collection of toll in the name of user fee by the Toll Bridge Company".

Commuters travelling from to and East have heaved a sigh of relief over not being told to pay Rs. 56 to and fro (Rs.28 each way) every day to facilitate a smooth entry and exit in the Delhi-NCR region.

The High pronounced its order on a PIL filed by the Federation of Residents Welfare Associations (FONRWA).

Earlier in August, the protesters had demanded that the Rs. 28 toll be scrapped, alleging that the the Toll Bridge Company had already made profits but were still charging the public.

The expressway, which opened in 2001, considerably reduces the travel time between and Commuters, however, often face huge traffic jams.

An average of 1.5 lakh vehicles take the route daily.

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