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HC gets plea to stop toll collection on Mumbai-Pune Expressway

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The today sought the stand on a plea to stop collecting toll on the Mumbai-Expressway as the targetted sum of Rs 2,869 crores has already been collected by the contractor.

The bench of Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice G S Kulkarni sought the stand while issuing notices to the and the contractor, Mhaiskar Infrastructure Pvt Ltd and fixed April 25 as the next date of hearing.

The plea was made to the by a state native Praveen Wategaonkar and three others, who said in their that the had in 2015 closed 12 toll plazas in the state and also decided to exempt the light motor vehicles from paying toll at 53 toll centres in

A committee was also appointed to separately look into the issue of exempting the LMV from paying toll on the Mumbai- Expressway.

The petitioners said they had made a representation to State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), analysing a survey commissioned by the government-appointed committee in July 2015 which had alleged under-reporting in the traffic count/toll income by about 40 per cent.

The report of this committee submitted on April 18, 2016, is under government's consideration for the last 12 months, said the

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First Published: Wed, April 19 2017. 22:42 IST